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‘Conspicuous’ jury waiver enforced against ex-employee (access required)

Where the former employee alleging race bias and retaliation signed an agreement at the inception of his employment that contained a “conspicuous” jury waiver, had an opportunity to consult with counsel and the parties’ bargaining position was not too disparate, ...

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Party cannot tortiously interfere with its own contract (access required)

Where the designer and builder never identified a third party contract or business relationship that was interfered with through the defendant’s conduct, their tortious interference claim failed as a matter of law. At best, they showed they had a business ...

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Virginia Beach ‘at large’ elections discriminatory (access required)

Where a coalition of Black, Latino and Asian American plaintiffs established that  the minority community has less opportunity than other members of the electorate to participate in the political process and elect their preferred candidates under Virginia Beach’s at large ...

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‘Paranoia,’ not race, prompted school’s action (access required)

Where a teacher’s emails accused a co-worker and students of participating in a “coordinated effort” of taking unauthorized pictures and raised conspiratorial beliefs about surveillance by school employees, he was placed on administrative leave and required to undergo a fitness ...

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