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Judge gives plaintiff ERISA win with new high court case (access required)

An ERISA disability claimant scored a rare win this month as a federal judge in Abingdon interpreted a new decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The case is Winebarger v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. (VLW 008-3-318). It was decided by ...

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Employment Discrimination – Age – Stock Buyout – ERISA Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says a 55-year-old engineer and corporate officer, who was replaced by a 45-year-old vice president of operations and who claims he was fired because of age discrimination, has failed to state a claim under the ...

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Smokes-smugglers ring snuffed out in Alexandria (access required)

ALEXANDRIA — Authorities say they’ve broken up a major cigarette-smuggling ring in Northern Virginia. According to documents filed in federal court, conspirators in New York paid smugglers in Fairfax County more than $4 million for about 200,000 cartons of cigarettes ...

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Kaine backs preservation plan for Fort Monroe (access required)

Governor Tim Kaine is endorsing a plan for the future of Fort Monroe, saying it ensures the preservation of the historic Hampton property for generations to come. The governor on Tuesday backed a plan developed by the Fort Monroe Federal ...

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Liberty U. fined for wetland, stream damage (access required)

LYNCHBURG—Liberty University has agreed to pay $9,270 in fines for minor wetland and stream damage resulting from a dorm project. Department of Environmental Quality enforcement officer Marvin Booth says the damage involved a small amount of forest wetlands and 65 ...

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VDOT launches new traffic info Web site (access required)

The Virginia Department of Transportation is launching an improved 511 traffic information Web site. Officials say the new site allows travelers to personalize information about construction, accidents and driving directions. Travelers can also receive free mobile alerts. The free 511 ...

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UVa: No signs at ball games will be tolerated (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The University of Virginia is enacting a new policy that bans all signs at its athletic events. The Charlottesville school notified students of the policy last week. Athletics department officials say the change is intended to support and promote sportsmanship ...

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