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Tort – Insulting Words – Confrontation – Union Activity (access required)

A former employee suspected of publicizing managers’ salaries and social security numbers during a labor strike can sue under Virginia’s “insulting words” statute on an allegation that she was falsely accused of criminal conduct, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Iqbal’s pleading standard means that plaintiff’s complaint under Va. Code § 8.01-45 must allege ...