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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Employment Discrimination – Disability – Res Judicata – State Grievance Procedure (access required)

A community college employee who was discharged after he allegedly sought treatment for substance abuse but who won reinstatement through the Virginia Department of Employee Dispute Resolution cannot sue the community college for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Orthodontic Expenses (access required)

Although an orthodontist recommended treatment of both children, a trial judge decided treatment was “necessary” only for the 15-year-old, and not for the 12-year-old; the Court of Appeals, with a dissent, affirms an order requiring father to help pay for ...

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Consumer Protection – ECOA – VCPA – Fraud – Transmission Repair (access required)

A woman who alleges defendant auto repair shop promised to repair the transmission in her 1999 Olds Delta 88 for $750, prior to towing it to the shop, but the shop dismantled the car, refused to fix it without more ...

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Labor – Retiree Health Benefits – Pretrial Rulings – Witness Disclosure (access required)

In anticipation of trial of this dispute between the UAW and Volvo Trucks North America over retiree health benefits under union contracts, an Abingdon U.S. District Court says plaintiffs violated federal discovery rules with untimely disclosure of 22 challenged witnesses, ...

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Employment – FLSA – Anti-Retaliation Claim – Refusal To Hire (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a job applicant is not protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s anti-retaliation provision from an employer’s alleged refusal to hire her after learning she filed an FLSA claim against another employer. Plaintiff is ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 20, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Virginia Beach lawyer James Pearce Brice Jr. for violating professional rules that govern fees and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed ...

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