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Defamation claim fails as nonactionable, time-barred (access required)

Where a Russian-born British scholar sued media outlets alleging defamatory statements, the statements were made more than one year before her suit was filed so they were time-barred and could not be revived by republication or third parties’ electronic references. ...

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Police chief sued town, officials after sham investigation – Confidential settlement (access required)

Purcellville Police Chief Cynthia McAlister filed suit against the Town of Purcellville, its former town manager, an independent consultant hired by Purcellville, and six current and former Purcellville police officers. Her claims stemmed from her employment, termination and subsequent reinstatement ...

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Following remand, ex-employee’s complaint dismissed again (access required)

Where the Fourth Circuit remanded certain claims made by an employee terminated by the Army Contracting Command that were previously dismissed for further consideration, those claims were dismissed again for a variety of reasons, including res judicata, failure to state ...

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