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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Employment – ERISA – Pension Plan Termination – Employee Standing (access required)

In this lawsuit by a North Carolina shipping company and a company employee against a life insurance company that allegedly mismanaged the shipping company’s pension plan to insolvency, the district court’s summary judgment for the carrier on appellants’ claims under ...

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Immigration – Naturalization Petition – Exclusive Jurisdiction (access required)

A district court erred in dismissing as moot two petitions for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. Sect. 1447(b) on the ground that the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services had retained jurisdiction over the applications even after the Sect. 1447(b) petitions ...

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Obese diabetic dies four days after coronary blockage diagnosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff brought a wrongful death action against defendant cardiologist and his practice alleging that on Dec. 6, 2002, the defendant was negligent in not referring plaintiff’s decedent to a cardiothoracic surgeon. Defendant had performed a cardiac catheterization on decedent, ...

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Trucker suffers amputation, shoulder injuries in crash – $8,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 29-year-old tractor-trailer driver who had recently started a new job making day trips from a local industrial plant to shipping ports within a day’s drive of the plant. Defendant construction company was working under a multi-million dollar ...

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VALS to host Fall Institute in Richmond next month (access required)

The VALS Fall Institute will be held Sept. 22 and 23 at the Holiday Inn Select, Koger South Conference Center in Richmond. The Fall Institute consists of a full day of seminars followed by a leadership/membership workshop. The seminars, which ...

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Teen faces charges for recording 20-second movie clip (access required)

ARLINGTON—A 19-year-old woman is facing up to a year in jail and a fine up to $2,500 when she goes to trial next week on charges of illegally recording part of a motion picture. Jhannet Sejas readily admits she used ...

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Culpeper County board targets immigration (access required)

CULPEPER—Without debate, the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution declaring English the county’s official language. The board also voted Tuesday to join other localities in seeking the General Assembly’s help dealing with issues stemming from undocumented immigrants, ...

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Thousands sign up for emergency alerts at U.Va. (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE – More than 6,400 people have signed up for the University of Virginia’s new emergency notification system and the school said last Tuesday organizers hope to have 10,000 registered by the end of September. The system will send text ...

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4th Circuit: Justification defense improperly denied (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a West Virginia man convicted of a firearms charge after wresting a handgun from his ex-wife and carrying it several blocks to turn it over to police. ...

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Group promoting gay 'conversion' settles with Arlington schools (access required)

McLEAN—An organization that advocates therapy to convert gays has settled a lawsuit with Arlington County school officials over their refusal to distribute its fliers to high-school students. As a result, the group is now considering targeting its message to even ...

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