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No statutory damages in ice cream photograph suit (access required)

Where rival ice cream truck owners dispute the right to use a banana split photograph, but the plaintiff didn’t register the photo until after the alleged infringement, it may not recover statutory damages or attorneys’ fees. However, because it did ...

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Landlord’s law firm sued for violating FDCPA (access required)

Where tenants alleged that Senex Law, a law firm hired by their landlord, made materially false and misleading statements in debt collection notices, the firm’s motion to dismiss was denied. Background Jennifer Lord, Ebony Reddicks and Toniraye Moss have filed ...

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Nurse can sue, claims she was fired for whistleblowing (access required)

Where a registered nurse alleged that she was terminated four days after she complained that the hospital’s refusal to accept children in need of immediate emergency psychiatric care violated federal law, she plausibly stated a claim for whistleblower retaliation. Background ...

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Ex-college professor firing is upheld (access required)

Where the record showed the former Emory & Henry College communications professor was terminated because she had become disruptive, the college prevailed on the gender discrimination and retaliation claims. Background Anne Meredith Sugar was hired by Emory & Henry College ...

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