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Tag Archives: Judge Henry E. Hudson

No duty to defend employee in accident using own car (access required)

Where an insurance policy provided coverage for automobile accidents involving a “covered auto,” and it listed the vehicles falling within this definition, an accident involving a company employee using her personal vehicle for business purposes fell outside the scope of ...

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Fraud claim that lacked specificity dismissed (access required)

Where a pro se plaintiff sued five defendants for “illegal non-judicial foreclosure,” “bankruptcy fraud on a mortgage,” “mortgage fraud” and “escrow fraud,” but her complaint contained zero facts or supporting evidence, and she failed to plead the fraud claims with ...

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School bus driver fails to show race discrimination (access required)

Where the uncontradicted evidence showed the bus driver was not meeting her employer’s legitimate expectations at the time of termination; she could not point to a similar-situated comparator who was treated differently and she could not show the school board’s ...

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Jail officials defeat suit over undergarment policy (access required)

Where a former detainee alleged that jail officials violated his Eighth Amendment rights by not providing him free underclothing, the officials prevailed because the policies did not constitute “extreme deprivation” or deny a life necessity, and the officials were not ...

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ADEA plaintiff gets costs, front pay, attorney’s fees (access required)

After a jury found a brush company terminated the plaintiff because of his age, the court awarded him his attorneys’ fees and costs, pre and post-judgment interest and front pay for one year. Background Warren Cannada alleged that his former ...

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Court rules for insurer in UIM dispute (access required)

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of a defendant insurance company after the company and the plaintiff both submitted motions for summary judgment to determine the applicable limit for underinsured motorist coverage. The ...

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