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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Labor – FLSA – Housing Inspectors – Overtime Pay (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants certification of a collective action by federal disaster housing inspectors for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but also grants the motion by defendant government contractor to sever claims against two different ...

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Civil Procedure – Removal – Remand – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendant wholesale club’s motion to remand to state court a former employee’s suit alleging the club was negligent in failing to protect her from assault by her estranged husband, who shot her on the ...

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Civil Procedure – Immunity Waiver – Iraqi Legal Process (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses, without prejudice, this action against a defendant who has claimed immunity from legal process under Order No. 17 of the Iraqi Coalitional Provisional Authority, an order that is subject to replacement in the near ...

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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Brady Violation (access required)

The en banc 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirms a North Carolina defendant’s capital conviction and death sentence for the murder of a woman he picked up at a night club, despite defendant’s claim that the state violated Brady ...

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Tazewell County seeks to regulate windmills (access required)

BLUEFIELD—Tazewell County officials are crafting an ordinance aimed at regulating the development of windmill projects. Tazewell County Board of Supervisors member David Anderson says two companies are interested in building windmills on East River Mountain. One is actively pursuing development ...

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Election legislation to be before 2009 Assembly (access required)

Virginia voters would find it easier to avoid long lines on Election Day if legislation submitted for the 2009 General Assembly becomes law. Three legislators have filed bills to allow early in-person voting in Virginia and two have proposed no-excuse ...

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Alexandria cops look to Web for leads in unsolved cases (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria police are hoping a new Web site will give them leads on unsolved cases. The police department’s Cold Cases page has details about four of the city’s most trying homicide cases. Police Chief David Baker says officials need to ...

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