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Tag Archives: Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff

Navy prevails on race bias, retaliation claims (access required)

Where the record showed that a Navy employee wasn’t selected for a supervisory position for reasons other than his race or prior employment complaints, the Navy prevailed on his discrimination and retaliation claims. Background Antonio Smith is an African American ...

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Co-interim lead counsel appointed in toxic baby food suits (access required)

Where two attorneys have significant experience litigating class actions involving food mislabeling and consumer fraud and a third attorney is a member of the Virginia Bar familiar with the court’s practices and has offices close to the court, the three ...

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Employee’s PTSD wasn’t reason for termination (access required)

Where a government contractor terminated the plaintiff’s employment because he lost authorization to access the Quantico worksite, and not because of his post-traumatic stress disorder/anxiety disorder or PTSD/AD, it prevailed on his disability discrimination claim. Background Joseph Salmoiraghi sued Veritiss ...

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Plaintiff injured after escalator came to abrupt stop — $330,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Premises liability/negligence Injuries alleged: Lower extremities and abrasions to torso, upper extremities, and head. Additional diagnoses include mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, neurocognitive disorder and major depressive disorder Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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Former trustee’s authority to hire attorneys for estate challenged (access required)

Because employing a law firm on behalf of a bankruptcy estate amounts to acting for the estate, the bankruptcy court must determine whether a Chapter 11 trustee has standing to hire professional persons on behalf of an estate after the ...

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Paid leave is not an ‘unfavorable personnel action’ (access required)

Where a bank employee was placed on paid leave after she complained about her colleagues’ conduct, her allegation that the bank violated the antiretaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, fails. Placing an employee on paid administrative leave does ...

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New judges confirmed to federal bench (access required)

Three Virginia federal judgeships have been filled recently as the U.S. Senate confirmed more of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees. Patricia Tolliver Giles and Michael S. Nachmanoff were confirmed to seats on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...

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