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ALJ improperly relieved OSHA of its burden of proof (access required)

Where the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, did not rely on an argument that a company’s safety program was inadequate to prove constructive knowledge during trial or in its post-trial brief, the administrative law judge, or ALJ, erred ...

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Expert disclosure violations doom indifference claim (access required)

Where a detainee asserting a deliberate indifference claim failed to meet the deadline to file an expert report and his treating physicians failed to comply with the requirements of Rule 26(a)(2)(C), the expert and treating physicians were excluded from testifying ...

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Agent’s suit claiming Allstate stole his clients is dismissed (access required)

Where an insurance agent sued Allstate for giving his book of business to another agent, but the agency agreement provided that all insurance policies were owned by Allstate, the conversion claim failed as a matter of law. Background Keith Hallacher ...

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Experts may testify about what body security scans reveal (access required)

Where a woman was terminated on the suspicion that she smuggled contraband into a Virginia Department of Corrections, or VDOC, facility, but she claimed that what appeared to be contraband was a tampon, the VDOC expert may testify that the scan ...

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Federal court denies summary judgment in Title VII case (access required)

A federal court denied a Virginia school board’s motion for summary judgment in a Title VII case alleging gender-based discrimination in pay. The case, Barnett v. Roanoke County School Board, will now proceed to trial. United States District Judge Thomas ...

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