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Tag Archives: Judge Patricia Tolliver Giles

Wage and overtime suit sent to arbitration (access required)

Where drivers alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors under Massachusetts law, but their independent contractor agreements delegated any challenge to the interpretation or application of the arbitration provision to the arbitrator, the arbitrator will determine the arbitrability of the ...

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Joint venture partner terminates other partner (access required)

Where one government contractor terminated the other party in a joint venture, the terminated party’s breach of contract claim failed because it first breached the agreement in material ways.  Background This breach of contract case arises out of a dispute ...

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Arlington schools not liable under IDEA (access required)

Where the Arlington Public School System proposed individualized education programs, or IEPs, that included significant and tailored increases in a minor’s special education services in the least restrictive environment, it satisfied its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education, ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over Florida defendants (access required)

Where Florida-based defendants who were sued for trademark infringement by a mortgage services company have not been involved with loans in Virginia, Virginia residents have not registered with or submitted any loan applications through their website and they have not ...

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Misconduct, not retaliation, led to worker’s termination (access required)

An employer was granted summary judgment against hostile work environment and retaliation claims filed by a former employee who reported sexual harassment by a co-worker but admitted she leveraged an offensive video to “elicit a cash payment” from the harasser. ...

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Employee was terminated for misconduct, not retaliation (access required)

Where a former employee admitted she accepted $160 in cash from a co-worker after recording an offending video of him and stating she would post it online, and her employer concluded that she used the recording as “leverage to elicit ...

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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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