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School’s acts were not adverse employment actions (access required)

A woman’s assertion that her supervisor at VCU made several derogatory remarks about African-American women during a meeting was insufficient to support her discrimination and retaliation claims because she could not establish that the university’s actions, such as giving her ...

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Fair market value paid for properties condemned for pipeline (access required)

The court found that Atlantic Coast Pipeline offered evidence at trial as to the value of the easements condemned through its valuation expert, and landowners received fair market value for their properties. Background Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC seeks to exercise ...

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No bases shown for removing medical device case to federal court (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he suffered injuries during spinal fusion surgery did not abandon his claims against non-diverse defendants, and because the removal occurred more than one year after the suit was filed in state court without a showing of ...

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Government enjoined from replacing base’s food vendor (access required)

The court held the plaintiffs were entitled to a temporary restraining order because they demonstrated the government likely violated contracting rules in awarding the contact to another entity, the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm if they were replaced on the ...

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Boat maker’s changes in redesign did not violate injunction (access required)

The court held a boat maker was not in violation of a permanent injunction enjoining it from making, selling or offering for sale an infringing product, because it had sufficiently redesigned the boats so as to not infringe the plaintiff’s ...

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Arbitrators exhibited ‘manifest disregard of the law’ (access required)

A panel of arbitrators, ignoring previous guidance from the court, disregarded the law that FINRA rules provide no private right of action. The court remanded with specific instructions that a broker’s counterclaims be considered by a different FINRA arbitration panel. ...

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Job dissatisfaction won’t back constructive discharge (access required)

A woman’s ADA discrimination and retaliation claims against Fairfax County failed because she could not show she suffered an adverse employment action. There was no evidence she was forced to leave her job nor had she been singled out for ...

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Private duty nurse recovers unpaid wages plus fees (access required)

A private duty nurse who sued her employer for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act was awarded $20,910.75 for unpaid wages, an equal amount for liquidated damages plus attorney’s fees and costs. Background Only Choice employed therapists, medical social ...

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Choice of venue clause required remand to state court (access required)

By irrevocably consenting to the jurisdiction of the court in which the proceeding is brought, a sports agent with Paramount Sports & Entertainment Management effectively consented to state court jurisdiction, where the dispute over commissions was first brought. Background Defendant is ...

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