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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Disability Discrimination Claim – Tort/Negligence – Emotional Distress – Civil Practice – Subpoena – Protective Order (access required)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. New Hanover Regional Medical Center. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-02-1125, 7 pp.) (David W. Daniel, USMJ) E.D.N.C. Holding: One of plaintiff’s claimants alleges that defendant refused to hire her because she was taking a legally prescribed ...

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Civil Practice – Res Judicata – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Grievance – Civil Rights Claim – Individual & Official Capacities (access required)

Brooks v. Arthur. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-01-1114, 16 pp.) (King, J.) No. 09-1551, Nov. 19, 2010; USDC at Lynchburg, Va. (Moon, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Three Virginia correctional officers are not ...

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Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Banks & Banking – Civil Rights – ECOA – Spouses’ Guarantees – Accrual Date (access required)

  Stonecrest Partners, LLC v. Bank of Hampton Roads. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-02-0925, 6 pp.) (Louise W. Flanagan, Ch.J.) E.D.N.C. Holding: A violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act occurs when a loan applicant’s spouse is required to sign a ...

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Civil Rights – Pretrial Release – Sexual Abuse – Municipal – 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (access required)

Hill v. Robeson County. Plaintiff alleges that, while she was on pre-trial supervision, a county resource officer and three deputies sexually abused her. She has failed to show that the county is liable for these men's alleged actions. The court grants the motions to dismiss of the county and its officials.

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Civil rights lawyer battles ‘institutionalized inequity’ (access required)

Mark Dorosin is the senior managing attorney for the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights in Chapel Hill. Here, he tells Lawyers Weekly about his work and offers his opinion about educational diversity in light of the controversial debate over the Wake County Board of Education's decision to switch from a socioeconomic busing system to neighborhood schools.

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