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Tag Archives: Judge Henry F. Floyd

No basis found for award of punitive damages in harassment case (access required)

Although AutoZone remained liable for compensatory damages awarded to a former employee because of sexual harassment by a co-worker, the punitive damages award was vacated because there was insufficient evidence his managers engaged in intentionally discriminatory practices themselves with malice ...

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Aggravated offense language in statute is a ‘crime of violence’ (access required)

Where the statute imposed liability on a defendant convicted for assaulting a postal employee with intent to rob and placing their life in jeopardy by use of a dangerous weapon, that was categorically a crime of violence under the force ...

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No immediate appeal of denial of self-representation bid (access required)

In a case of first impression, where a defendant’s motion to represent himself in his criminal trial for child pornography was denied, the collateral order doctrine does not provide means for immediate appellate review and there is no subject-matter jurisdiction. ...

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No jurisdiction over sovereign immunity appeal in Abu Ghraib case (access required)

Where the district court concluded there were factual disputes whether a U.S. government contractor, CACI, sued for its alleged role in torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib violated the law or its contract, CACI could not seek immediate appellate review ...

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