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Judge rejects broad discovery objections in FCRA case (access required)


Overruling general objections and citing a defendant’s ‘strained and untenable’ view of a jurisdiction issue, a federal judge ordered expansive discovery for a pair of would-be class action plaintiffs seeking penalties for alleged background check violations. The judge’s opinion will ...

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NAACP can’t hold county responsible for school policies (access required)

Where a chapter of the NAACP sued Hanover County and its School Board claiming the alleged veneration of the Confederacy in schools deprives African American students of an equal opportunity to an education, Hanover County was dismissed as a defendant ...

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Plaintiffs given opportunity to avoid transfer of case (access required)

Where buyers agreed to an Indiana forum-selection clause when they purchased a new recreational vehicle, and the manufacturer was unable to repair several defects, they were granted a hearing to demonstrate that the clause should not be enforced because it ...

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Jury to decide if officer violated plaintiff’s constitutional rights (access required)

Where the plaintiff was arrested after a confrontation in a Longwood University dormitory as a result of an allegedly misleading affidavit submitted by a university police officer, a jury will decide if the officer made material misrepresentations or omissions in ...

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Life insurer faces claims for alleged fraudulent conduct (access required)

Where policyholders alleged their life insurer provided only “half-truths” in order to persuade the plaintiffs to keep their policies, when they would not have done so otherwise, the court denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss the fraud and unfair trade ...

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Disbarred lawyer warned about use of ‘JD’ in correspondence (access required)

The court explained that the disbarred attorney’s use of the term “JD,” and the related reference to “SLC Associates” as a firm, could be construed as practicing law without a license. Background This case is an appeal of a due ...

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