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

Deference to Department of Labor interpretation was proper

Where the magistrate judge deferred to the interpretation of “managers or supervisors” made by the Department of Labor, or DOL, it did not err. The terms are ambiguous and the DOL’s interpretation wasn’t unreasonable. Background Garrett Hoffman alleges that Bear ...

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Spotsylvania County officers sued for woman’s suicide

Where Spotsylvania County officers allegedly knew a woman posed a known risk of suicide but failed to check her for weapons, and the woman thereafter killed herself with a hidden gun, her estate’s claims for gross negligence and deliberate indifference ...

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Ex-judge claims officials punished her for speech

Where a former state court magistrate judge was terminated after she made comments to a local paper about pending matter, her First Amendment retaliation claim may proceed. Background Elizabeth Fuller was employed as a magistrate judge in the Eighteenth Judicial ...

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Lawsuit over ‘firehouse primary’ is dismissed

Where multiple people sued the Commonwealth of Virginia, Commonwealth officials and Democratic Party officials over the locations and timing of a “firehouse primary,” but the Commonwealth officials were immune from suit, the plaintiffs lacked standing and their claims failed as ...

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