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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Unemployment Comp – Misconduct – Insubordination – Company Car – Liability Policy (access required)

An employee’s refusal to sign a broadly worded company policy that would make him liable for “careless and/or negligent acts” while driving company vehicles, even after he offered to drive only his own vehicle, was not misconduct that would bar ...

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Nixon named VITA head

Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Republican Del. Sam Nixon today as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency. Nixon, a delegate since 1994, is a senior consultant for CapTech Ventures, and long has been regarded as among the ...

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Virginia goes it alone in suit to block health care plan

Thirteen other states joined together to sue the federal government in a Pensacola, Fla., federal court, hoping to block the health care plan now signed into law by President Obama. By contrast, Virginia’s attorney general does a solo act with ...

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Attorneys – Legal Fees – Collection Suit – Construction Dispute (access required)

A law firm that defended a client in a construction dispute, winning summary against the plaintiff and then settling the client’s counterclaim on essentially the same terms suggested by the law firm several months earlier, wins its suit for the ...

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Civil Rights – Warrantless Home Entry – Search For Teen – Qualified Immunity (access required)

On remand from the 4th Circuit decision granting qualified immunity to a police officer who entered a darkened home to investigate suspicious circumstances attendant to a neighbor’s report, accompanied by a man searching for his minor stepdaughter, a Roanoke U.S. ...

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Medical Malpractice – Award Of Costs – Va. Statutory Cap (access required)

A plaintiff who won a med-mal verdict against a surgeon who allegedly failed to timely diagnose a colonic obstruction and perform emergency surgery wins $2,707 in costs, in addition to his $2 million award, reduced to $1.8 million under Virginia’s ...

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