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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Administrative – State Building Code – County Third-Party Inspectors – Certification (access required)

A county board of supervisors can require that third-party building inspectors be qualified engineers or architects, and the Court of Appeals reverses a contrary circuit court decision because that court erred in deferring to the State Building Code Technical Review ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Retaliation (access required)

A female truck driver who earlier sued defendant employer for sexual harassment and discrimination in violation of Title VII cannot construct another Title VII suit for retaliation based on her “litany of minor work place slights,” says a magistrate judge ...

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Contract – Fraud – Engineering Services – Phony Invoices – RICO (access required)

A nationwide real estate investment trust wins summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court on its fraud, business tort and RICO claims against its former engineering manager who defrauded the company of millions of dollars by hiring an environmental ...

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Criminal – Habeas – Guilty Plea – Identity Theft (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for using credit card numbers of patients at the doctor’s office where she worked to place online orders for clothing and electronic equipment, cannot set aside her conviction in a § ...

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Labor – Union Recognition Withdrawal – Employer Action – Injunction (access required)

Although there was a substantial, employee-led effort to decertify the union at defendant’s Boykins, Virginia, plant that manufactured seat belt webbing, a Norfolk U.S. District Court nevertheless concludes employer did impermissibly interject itself into that employee-led effort, by such measures ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – General Objections (access required)

In this lawsuit alleging breach of a contract for the sale of a 150 Mononbloc filler and capper machine to defendant Surefil, a Richmond U.S. District Court refuses to recognize defendant’s “general objections” to plaintiff’s discovery requests. Defendant Surefil timely ...

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Insurance – Homeowner Policy – Duty To Defend – Sexual Molestation – Notice Of ‘Occurrence’ (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a couple has no coverage under a homeowners’ policy against claims that their two sons sexually molested their female cousin years earlier, a claim for which the homeowners failed to notify the carrier until ...

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