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Tag Archives: Judge Joel Hoppe

Man dealt with neck injury after auto crash – $660,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male construction supervisor, crashed into the defendant as she pulled away from a street parking space at about 25 miles per hour. Plaintiff felt pain in his neck immediately, and was advised to follow up with is ...

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Musical Chairs Game for Insurance Claimants (access required)

In plaintiff life insurance company’s interpleader action to resolve competing claims to life insurance proceeds by decedent’s children and her former daughter-in-law, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies summary judgment to the daughter-in-law; although decedent had only one ...

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Possible Spoliation Sanction for Prison Officials (access required)

Defendant prison officials who destroyed surveillance video footage of a fight that occurred between an inmate and plaintiff inmate, who claims defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights when they failed to intervene, should be subjected to sanctions for spoliation, a ...

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College Official Claims Race Bias in Firing (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Magis­trate Judge recommends summary judg­ment for defendant university in this Title VII suit filed by a female African-Ameri­can administrator who claims racial bias led to her termination as Director of In­stitutional Research and Assessment; the evidence ...

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