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Monthly Archives: April 2007

No FMLA liability for park supervisor

Federal courts continue to fill in the puzzle pieces for liability under the Family & Medical Leave Act. From Harrisonburg, U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad says that a supervisor for the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority has no individual liability ...

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Hunton hires 93 Texas lawyers

Hunton & Williams, the Richmond-based legal giant, will absorb the core of the defunct Jenkens & Gilchrist law firm, the Dallas-based group that closed its doors last week after settling claims that it provided legal advice justifying phony tax shelters. ...

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In Memoriam: J. Jay Corson IV

Retired Fairfax lawyer Jay Corson served as president of both the Virginia State Bar and of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He spent 37 years practicing with McGuireWoods LLP and its predecessor firms, defending products liability and personal injury ...

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Administrative – Marine Building Permit – Pier Construction – Post- Construction Approval (access required)

A Norfolk pier owner who rebuilt the pier destroyed by Hurricane Isabel to larger dimensions and additional uses than originally permitted, in partial reliance on executive orders designed to expedite prompt rebuilding, cannot rely on an after-the-fact application to the ...

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Insurance – Police Auto Accident – Municipal Liability Pool (access required)

A Williamsburg police officer injured in an auto accident is not entitled to additional UM/UIM coverage under the city’s $1M insurance policy issued by the Virginia Municipal Liability Pool. The policy at issue provides liability coverage of $1 million. Plaintiff ...

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Real Estate – Loan Payoff – HUD-1 Statement – Contract (access required)

A HUD-1 settlement statement’s directive to use sale proceeds for real estate in Winchester to pay off a loan the seller had on real estate in Grand Junction, Colorado, was not enforceable as a contract, a Frederick County Circuit judge ...

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Search & Seizure – Investigative Stop – Drug Search (access required)

A drug defendant cannot suppress statements he made to police who stopped him one mile from his residence, where a search was underway pursuant to a search warrant; the stop was a valid investigative detention. Defendant was detained approximately one ...

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Immigration – Extradition – Jurisdiction – Torture Prohibition (access required)

A federal district court has no jurisdiction to consider a Romanian national’s habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. Sect. 2241 and to enjoin the government’s extradition of the man to Romania, based upon his conviction in absentia for crimes relating ...

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