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Tag Archives: Judge Pamela Meade Sargent

Jury to decide if employee agreed to arbitration (access required)

Where the owner of a Shoney’s restaurant produced evidence that an employee agreed to arbitrate her employment-related claims against the company, but she  submitted an affidavit in which she denied signing the agreement, a jury will decide if an agreement ...

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Jury will decide if employee agreed to arbitration (access required)

An employer said an employee agreed to arbitrate employment-related claims against the company, but the employee denied signing any such agreement. Now, a jury must decide if an agreement to arbitrate was reached. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent of ...

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Ex-college professor firing is upheld (access required)

Where the record showed the former Emory & Henry College communications professor was terminated because she had become disruptive, the college prevailed on the gender discrimination and retaliation claims. Background Anne Meredith Sugar was hired by Emory & Henry College ...

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Man injured in air shaft collapse — $5 million verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when a grate covering an air shaft collapsed and he fell approximately 25 feet onto a concrete floor. He suffered many injuries, including a fractured wrist, a fractured pelvis, fractured vertebrae, nerve and blood vessel damage ...

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Hearing ordered on forced medication of defendant (access required)

As the government has an important interest in prosecuting a defendant charged with the premeditated murder of his cellmate, there will be a hearing to determine whether the defendant will be forced to take antipsychotic medication to restore his competency ...

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Documents not covered by psychotherapist privilege (access required)

Where a subset of medical records were not covered by the psychotherapist-patient privilege, the government may review those records as part of a criminal investigation into whether the psychiatrist prescribed medication for legitimate medical purposes and within the scope of ...

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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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Evidence – Motions to Quash – Confidentiality (access required)

U.S. v. Pomrenke (VLW No. 017-3-458, 4 pp.) (Sargent, M.J.) 1:17-cr-00023; W.D. Va. Holding:  In this motion to quash subpoenas for production and testimony issued by the United States in connection with a criminal proceeding, the interests of the Judicial ...

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Judge to mull attorney disqualification in fire case (access required)

An Abingdon federal judge has scheduled a hearing to test claims that defense lawyers in an insurance coverage dispute should be disqualified for their handling of inside information accidentally made available by the opposing side. The case “may very well ...

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