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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Contract – Arbitration Clause – Purchase Order

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court says a coal buyer and sellers must arbitrate a dispute under a 2008 purchase order’s arbitration clause, even though plaintiff sellers said there was no contract under the 2008 purchase order because of ...

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Innocence project leaders honored at U.Va.

Founders of the Innocence Project will receive the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Foundation medal in law. Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld created the Innocence Project in 1992 as a nonprofit legal clinic in New York City, according to the ...

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Food Frenzy starts March 30

The third annual Legal Food Frenzy will run from March 30 through April 10 with a goal of raising 1.5 million pounds of food to be distributed through the state’s regional food banks. Firms interested in participating can register online ...

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Monks reach deal with city hall

Buddhist monks in Virginia Beach have settled their lawsuit against the city over religious services at a home in a residential neighborhood. Under the settlement filed in federal court Monday, the City Council will consider giving the monks a permit ...

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Civil Rights – Hospital Staff Privileges – Sexual Abuse Allegation

A hospital that suspended a general surgeon based on allegations that he had sexually abused his adopted daughter has immunity for its “professional review action” under the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the 4th Circuit says. Moore v. Williamsburg ...

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Thomas exhorts students to act for higher good

Americans today do not make the kinds of sacrifices their forebears did, laments U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in an appearance yesterday at Washington & Lee University. Justice Thomas rarely makes public speeches, the Associated Press reports, but was ...

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Court workers carry on despite adversity

As you celebrate later today, raise a glass of green beer to those dedicated folks who keep the commonwealth’s courts running despite a shortage of jurisprudence and an excess of water. In Augusta County general district court, it’s the lack ...

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Employment – ERISA – Workers’ Comp Offset – Plan Language

An ERISA plan allowed a plan beneficiary’s workers’ comp benefits to be offset against his plan disability payments, even though the workers’ comp benefits were for an illness unrelated to the claimant’s disability, the 4th Circuit says. Carden v. Aetna ...

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