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

‘Nondelegable’: Wife won’t face housing bias claims alone

A husband’s attempt to foist upon his wife any potential liability for alleged violations of state and federal housing discrimination laws at a property they co-own was thwarted in federal court. After learning that a tenant couple was expecting a ...

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Race bias suit against school board proceeds

An assistant principal’s hostile workplace, constructive discharge and retaliation claims have survived dismissal in federal court after a county school board ignored the racial discrimination she allegedly experienced in the wake of the board’s implementation of an anti-racism policy. The ...

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Student can’t show gender played role in discipline

Where a Virginia Tech student filed suit against university officials after he was found responsible for “Sexual Violence-Rape,” his Title IX and 14th Amendment Equal Protection claims were dismissed. The student did not allege any facts that would establish that ...

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Employee failed to exhaust multiple ADA claims

Where the charge of discrimination filed by an employee asserted only a claim for disability discrimination; did not check the box for “retaliation” or for “other” to specify a failure-to-accommodate or an interference charge and did not discuss any facts ...

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Bank prevails on disability discrimination claim

Although a supervisor’s performance review noted that an employee struggled with the computer and needed “assistance with technology at times,” that did not raise a reasonable inference of unlawful disability discrimination. Background Patricia Newell worked at Carter Bank & Trust, ...

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Photographer can seek actual damages for alleged copyright violation

Where a photographer suing for unauthorized use of his photograph failed to disclose his actual damages in his Rule 26 disclosures, but the defendant was aware the photographer was seeking such damages, had information regarding such damages well before trial ...

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