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Man asserts retaliation claims against prison officials

Where a former detainee plausibly alleged that nine prison officials engaged in a campaign of unlawful retaliation after he complained about a lack of access to the prison law library, including the imposition of false disciplinary charges, his suit will ...

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Search for responsive records request was adequate

Where the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, submitted a declaration explaining the methodology of and rationale behind its search process, indicating the types of searches performed, listing the various locations searched and specifying the search terms used, ...

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Ex-judge’s free speech retaliation claim survives

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A former magistrate judge’s First Amendment retaliation claim against her employers in their official capacities has survived dismissal in the Eastern District of Virginia. Elizabeth Fuller was fired after she made comments on the city’s bail practices in a local ...

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Man’s claims against ex-wife don’t belong in federal court

Where the court dismissed all federal claims brought by an estranged husband, it declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the remaining state law claims asserted against his former wife relating to their custody agreement. And, in any event, the court ...

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Ex-judge claims officials punished her for speech

Where a former state court magistrate judge was terminated after she made comments to a local paper about pending matter, her First Amendment retaliation claim may proceed. Background Elizabeth Fuller was employed as a magistrate judge in the Eighteenth Judicial ...

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Wage and overtime suit sent to arbitration

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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