Tag Archives: Judge Rebecca Beach Smith

Inmate’s wrongful death suit settles for $3 million (access required)

An inmate’s death at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, which led to the enactment of legislation outlining procedures for the “review of death of inmates in local correctional facilities,” has now resulted in a $3 million wrongful-death settlement. Background Jamycheal ...

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Foreclosure was not breach of deed of trust (access required)

Equity Trustees did not breach a deed of trust with the plaintiffs when it completed a foreclosure sale of the plaintiffs’ property. Plaintiffs argued that RoundPoint Mortgage, which was also a defendant, failed to complete preconditions of foreclosure, rendering Equity ...

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Parties to consent decree should be included in action to approve it (access required)

The Commonwealth of Virginia was entitled to intervene in an action to approve a proposed consent decree to which it was a party and other parties with obligations under the proposed settlement agreement were joined in the action because they ...

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Plaintiff’s complaint amended to eliminate defendants (access required)

A plaintiff who sued four defendants, but then experienced difficulty serving them, was allowed to amend its complaint to eliminate claims against these defendants. Although the one named-and-served defendant argued it should be allowed to keep the other defendants in ...

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Withdrawal of job offer due to body mass index did not violate the ADA (access required)

An employer that withdrew a job offer to a prospective employee after a physical revealed that the prospective employee had a body mass index that qualified as obese did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act where the employer was ...

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Serving in reserves won’t back discrimination claim (access required)

There was no evidence the reservist’s supervisor terminated the plaintiff because of his membership in the Army Reserve. Background On May 31, 2018, Communication Technologies filed a motion for summary judgment. COMTek asserts that it is entitled to judgment as ...

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