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Disability discrimination and retaliation claims go forward (access required)

Though claims were narrowed, a suit by a former employee of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities who has cerebral palsy alleging her supervisors unfairly scrutinized, criticized and micromanaged her; and promoted a non-disabled person over her and finally ...

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Teacher’s assistant’s suit against school board narrowed (access required)

The employee alleged a school board and others violated his civil rights based on a custom or practice that allowed school officials to detain persons with scant evidence of wrongdoing, and that the board failed to properly train its personnel. ...

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School’s acts were not adverse employment actions (access required)

A woman’s assertion that her supervisor at VCU made several derogatory remarks about African-American women during a meeting was insufficient to support her discrimination and retaliation claims because she could not establish that the university’s actions, such as giving her ...

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Fair market value paid for properties condemned for pipeline (access required)

The court found that Atlantic Coast Pipeline offered evidence at trial as to the value of the easements condemned through its valuation expert, and landowners received fair market value for their properties. Background Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC seeks to exercise ...

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Officer waited too long to assert Rehab Act claims (access required)

The dismissal of a parole officer’s discrimination claims was upheld, because they were filed under the Rehabilitation Act, which is governed by the two-year statute of limitations in the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act rather than Maryland’s three-year statute of ...

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City loses bid to dismiss suit by parents of shooting victim (access required)

The estate of an 18-year-old who was shot by an off-duty police officer plausibly alleged a claim against the City of Richmond and the officer under § 1983, because it contained sufficient allegations that the officer acted under color of ...

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Lanham Act claim based on change of competitor’s phone number (access required)

While the court dismissed some claims brought by an addiction recovery business that the defendant attempted to steal clients, it found allegations that the defendant changed the recovery business’s phone number on the Internet in order to redirect customers, were ...

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Suit: Rehab group hijacked competitor’s phone listing (access required)


A Virginia addiction recovery business can proceed with its federal court claims that a competitor used an underhanded Google tactic to steal potential customers, a judge has ruled. The Richmond-based plaintiff – doing business as Broad Highway Recovery – is ...

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