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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Unemployment Comp – Paralegal – Misconduct (access required)

A paralegal discharged from his position with a solo workers’ comp practitioner can collect unemployment comp, as his former employer did not prove that his deficiencies in job performance rose to the level of misconduct; the Court of Appeals affirms ...

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Workers’ Comp – Arising Out Of – Truck Stair-Step Height (access required)

Medical evidence indicated that claimant truck driver’s ruptured quad tendon in his left leg occurred when he attempted to step up into a tractor-trailer cab, but claimant testified the 16-inch “slightly higher than normal” step created no unusual problem for ...

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Former workers alleged to have solicited customers – $289,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the employer, sued two of its former employees for soliciting customers and competing against the company’s interests prior to the departure of the employees. Defendants argued that they were entitled to prepare to compete and most of the activities ...

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Employment Discrimination – Sex – Disability – Latex Allergy (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses a discrimination suit filed by a woman who claims she was discharged by a nuclear operations company from her job in a clean and prep department, where she was the only female employee, after ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – Lifting Restriction (access required)

A magistrate judge for the Lynchburg U.S. District Court recommends denying defendant hospital’s motion for summary judgment and setting for jury trial a hospital cafeteria worker’s claim that defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate a ...

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Real Estate – Condemnation – Natural Gas Pipeline – Just Compensation (access required)

A pretrial order of the Charlottesville U.S. District Court established June 4, 2007, as the date defendant owners’ property was taken under plaintiff gas company’s condemnation of property for construction of two 24-inch natural gas transmission pipelines across properties in ...

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GA: The fix is in (access required)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia scoffed at the dissent’s prediction in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts that the case would make the prosecution of drug and drunken driving cases much more difficult. The changes in state law adopted last week by ...

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