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Feds: Bolting error caused collapse that killed man (access required)

Federal investigators say an error in bolting the roof of a Wise County mine caused an April 22 collapse that killed a Big Stone Gap man. The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a report last month on the roof ...

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Madison Museum honors his cousin, Zachary Taylor (access required)

ORANGE—The James Madison Museum has opened an exhibit on Zachary Taylor, the nation’s 12th president and a cousin of Madison’s. Taylor was born in Barboursville in 1784. He and Madison shared a great-grandfather, Col. James Taylor II, who received land ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Agency Action – Patent Examiner (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges breach of an agreement settling her claim that she was terminated as a Patent Examiner because of race discrimination, and who has filed an untimely “supplemental response” to defendant agency’s motion to dismiss, will not be ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Patent Examiner – Settlement Agreement (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s action alleging defendant agency breached a settlement agreement in her suit asserting she was removed from her position as a patent examiner in 2005 as a result of race discrimination, and not for ...

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Civil Rights – Bank Employee – Lie Detector Test – EPPA (access required)

The 4th Circuit applies the Price Waterhouse “mixed motive” test to a bank employee’s claim that his firing after he failed police-administered lie detector tests about his role in a robbery attempt violated the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; but the ...

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