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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Eastern District

TSA official’s hostile work environment claim dismissed (access required)

A former transportation security officer failed to bring the alleged discriminatory conduct to the attention of an EEO officer within 45 days, there were no incidents within six months from the date he contacted the EEO, most of the incidents ...

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Former county employee’s race bias claims fail (access required)

Where a former county employee alleging he was not reasonably accommodated after hip surgery but that white employees were given light duty accommodations voluntarily dismissed his § 1983 claim and failed to plead facts showing the comparators were similarly situated, ...

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Guarantors liable for balance of unpaid development loan (access required)

Where the bank showed the borrower breached three enforceable notes for development financing, and that the defendants had both signed guarantees, judgment was entered against the defendants for $864,536.61. Background Fulton Bank N.A. seeks judgment against two guarantors for amounts ...

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Expelled student’s claims against university dismissed (access required)

Where a Norfolk State University student was expelled for sending a threatening text message to his roommate, punching another individual and for his “volatile” behavior, he failed to show the university violated his free speech rights and discriminated against him ...

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Evidence of drugs in car supported possession charge (access required)

Eight grams of cocaine in baggies and 170 capsules found in the driver’s side door of defendant’s vehicle supported his conviction for possession of cocaine. Although the defendant argued he had transported a passenger for Uber, that his vehicle had ...

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Attempt to wound officer forecloses excessive force claim (access required)

Where a woman previously pleaded “no contest” to the charge of attempted malicious wounding of a police officer, her conviction foreclosed her subsequent excessive force claim against the officer for his conduct after she attempted to wound him.  Background On ...

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COVID-related spa closure could trigger ‘all risk’ coverage (access required)

Where an “all risk” policy included accidental or fortuitous “direct physical loss[es],” and it is plausible that a fortuitous “direct physical loss” could mean the property is uninhabitable, inaccessible or dangerous because of intangible or nonstructural sources, a spa that ...

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City finance director fired for performance, not bias (access required)

Where the former finance director for the City of Hopewell argued he was terminated because of his race or in retaliation for his EEOC complaints, the record showed his failure to timely complete comprehensive annual financial reports was the true ...

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