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Church’s suit challenging COVID-19 orders is dismissed (access required)

Where executive orders issued to combat the spread of  COVID-19 were no longer in effect, the Virginia governor did not enforce the orders and the commonwealth had not consented to suit in federal court, a church’s challenge to the orders ...

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Default vacated where court lacked jurisdiction over defendant (access required)

Where there were no factual allegations showing how a corporate defendant’s ownership of a patent caused injury to plaintiffs in Pennsylvania, an entry of default against the corporate defendant by the Western District of Pennsylvania was vacated because the court ...

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Comments after massacre not of ‘public concern’ (access required)

Where a former Virginia Beach city employee was terminated for making comments that she believed a gunman who killed and injured several city employees was “pushed until he snapped” and may have been bullied by supervisors, her comments were individualized ...

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Jurisdictional discovery objections overruled (access required)

Each of the defendant’s objections to jurisdictional discovery was rejected, including its patently improper general objections, overbreadth arguments that were inadequately supported, assertions the court erred in allowing the discovery in the first place and claims of privilege without a ...

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Race, disability not factors in decision to not hire  (access required)

Where a background investigation revealed concerns about a high-school coach’s “lack of boundaries with students” and that same concern had been reflected in a previous performance evaluation, that was a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason why he was not hired for positions ...

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Court has jurisdiction to enforce own orders (access required)

Where the bankruptcy court previously dismissed an adversarial complaint filed by the debtors against their bank as “baseless,” the court’s jurisdiction to interpret and enforce its own orders included resolving a second adversarial complaint filed by the same debtors against ...

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Fairfax County prevails in dispute over IEP (access required)

Although parents challenged an individualized education program, or IEP, the Fairfax County School Board satisfied its obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act because the IEP was reasonably calculated to enable the child to make appropriate progress in the ...

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