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

Eastern District of Va.: Occasional calls to employee not FMLA interference (access required)

Plaintiff Kelly Antekeier began working as a Key Account Executive at Defendant Laboratory Corp. of America in 2010. She was promoted to the position of Senior Marketing Executive in 2013. Her duties included seeking out new clients as well as ...

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Eastern District of Va.: No immunity for sexual-assault accuser (access required)

In a defamation suit, Defendant Jane Roe was not entitled to immunity for her statements in university proceedings accusing Plaintiff John Doe of sexual assault, though the court advised that the issue could be revisited at a later stage. The ...

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Va. Beach student merits private placement, fees (access required)

The court upheld an administrative decision finding that Virginia Beach city schools had failed to provide appropriate education to a special-needs child for multiple years and, accordingly, her family was entitled to reimbursement for private placement as well as attorney ...

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NASA contractor’s trade-secrets suit proceeds (access required)

The court denied Defendant Orbital ATK Inc.’s motion to dismiss several claims related to trade secrets and computer crimes, arising from its employee accessing Plaintiff Space Systems/Loral LLC’s proprietary information on a NASA server used by both companies. Space Systems ...

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Decedent’s husband not a “slayer,” should get benefits (access required)

Nearly two years after his wife’s death, Defendant Can Chau Nguyen could not be considered a “slayer” and was entitled to her life-insurance benefits, whether or not county sheriffs had officially “ruled him out” as a suspect in her death. ...

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Even without animus requirement, FHA claim fails (access required)

The court held that a nonprofit group providing housing assistance did not fail to make reasonable accommodations and/or housing modifications at the request of a client who requested wheelchair-accessibility construction. Plaintiff Veda Evans is a disabled mother of three young ...

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“Hate group” designation not commercial speech (access required)

A philanthropy guide’s publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” designation for Plaintiff Liberty Counsel is not grounds for liability under the Lanham Act, the court held. Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit education, advocacy, and legal defense organization ...

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