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Tag Archives: Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.

Employee fired for belligerent behavior, not race or religion (access required)

Where the record showed the plaintiff was fired for his repeated belligerence and insubordination in the workplace, and that his race or religion played no role in the decision to fire him, his employer prevailed on bias and retaliation claims. ...

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Claims dismissed due to plaintiff’s own admission (access required)

Where an elementary school health aide’s own complaint included facts showing she was falling short of the school’s legitimate expectations, her disability and age discrimination claims were dismissed. Background Lolita Mattamu alleges that County of Fairfax discriminated against her in ...

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Guarantor wasn’t a ‘necessary and indispensable party’ (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for allegedly breaching conditions of a commercial lease relating to the construction and operation of a fitness club, and its corporate parent allegedly guaranteed the defendant’s performance, that didn’t make the corporate parent a “necessary ...

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Permissive joinder provides legal basis for counterclaim (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for breach of fiduciary duty, her counterclaim for unjust enrichment was proper under the permissive joinder rules. Background Plaintiff H99DT trustee filed a complaint in this court Nov. 23, 2020, bringing a single cause of ...

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One business partner can sue another for RICO conspiracy (access required)

Where one business partner alleged the other partner conspired to fraudulently obtain service-disabled veteran owned small business set-aside contracts, a RICO conspiracy claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background Plaintiff has asserted two RICO counts against Neil Parekh, his business ...

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Suit dismissed, was not filed within extended deadline (access required)

Where a woman’s deadline for service of process was not within the Virginia Supreme Court’s tolling period under a COVID-19 order, her time was not tolled. As such, because she served her employer notice of her bias suit months beyond ...

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Employee alleges he was fired for being a male (access required)

Where a male employee alleged that his employer made statements suggesting his gender was a motivating factor in his termination, he plausibly alleged a claim for Title VII sex discrimination. Background Robert Whitley alleges that SecTek Inc. wrongfully terminated his ...

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