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

Man terminated for inability to perform, not bias (access required)

Where a maintenance worker admitted that his job required frequently lifting light objects, and occasionally lifting heavy objects, and he could no longer perform those essential functions, his employment was ended for a legitimate business reason. Background Terry Harris, who ...

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Trustee’s motion for stay pending appeal denied (access required)

Where the trustee was unable to cite any Fourth Circuit authority showing the bankruptcy court erred in approving nondebtor releases, and there were persuasive out-of-circuit cases against the trustee’s positions, its motion for a stay pending appeal was denied because ...

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Domain name must be transferred to Prudential (access required)

Where an alleged cybersquatter who held the PRU.COM domain name intended to divert customers from Prudential Insurance Company or wanted a six-figure payment for the name, and it had registered other domain names evidencing bad faith, PRU.COM was ordered transferred ...

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Internet provider to pay more than $12.7M in False Claims Act case (access required)

Type of action: Qui tam action under the federal False Claims Act Injuries alleged: Alleged submission of false claims to the United States for goods and services associated with broadband internet. Name of case: United States ex rel. Stephen Bishop ...

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Filing deadline not tolled by dismissal of suit (access required)

Where a former bank employee asserted discrimination claims within 90 days from the date she received a right-to-sue notice, but her suit was dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute, the dismissal didn’t toll the 90-day statute of limitations. As ...

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