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Retaliation claim vs. university survives (access required)

Dropped from team concept

A former human resources director’s retaliation claim survived his former employer’s motion to dismiss after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia determined that the plaintiff’s allegations “sufficiently allege materially adverse employment actions.” The defendant, Norfolk State ...

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Special master’s report in patent dispute adopted (access required)

Where a special master issued a report and recommendation resolving disputes over claims in a patent infringement suit, the court adopted those recommendations. Background Daedalus Blue LCC is the current owner of the two patents (the ‘172 patent and the ...

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‘Inter parties’ review results in stay of suit (access required)

Where a network security company alleged that several products from a competitor infringed 13 of the plaintiff’s patents, but the defendant had petitioned for inter partes review, or IPR, the suit was stayed pending resolution of the IPR proceedings. Background ...

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Health care provider dodges retaliation claims (access required)

Where an employee claimed she reported the “misconduct” and “unethical practices” of other employees to management, but did not allege the actions that triggered her reporting was conduct made unlawful by Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), ...

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Policy exclusion bars coverage for employee’s dishonest conduct (access required)

Contract being examined

An insurance company’s partial motion to dismiss has been granted by a federal judge, who cited a policy exclusion that barred coverage for a construction company based on an employee’s dishonest conduct. Motions for summary judgment filed by both parties ...

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Exclusion bars coverage for employee’s dishonest conduct (access required)

Where the construction company’s employee engaged in “unlawful and criminal” conduct by allegedly altering and destroying a subcontract, coverage was barred by a fraudulent, dishonest or criminal act exclusion in the crime policy. Background Heartland Construction Inc. or HCI, filed ...

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