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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Labor – Airline Pilots – Arbitration – Adjustment Board (access required)

The Railway Labor Act does not permit an airline pilots’ union to compel several airlines, the airlines’ holding company and another union, to establish and arbitrate before a multi-employer, multi-union board of adjustment, and the 4th Circuit holds that plaintiff’s ...

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Criminal – False Statements – NSA Contractor – Timesheets (access required)

The federal government had jurisdiction over defendant’s submissions of falsified timesheets on a Northrup Grumman government contract with the National Security Agency, and the 4th Circuit affirms his conviction on a conditional guilty plea to three counts of a 20-count ...

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Health care ruling in 30 days, judge says

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson promised a decision within 30 days on whether Virginia has standing to challenge the federal health care law. The judge heard about two hours of arguments today on the federal government’s motion to dismiss the ...

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Vampires in the courtroom?

For the first time in U.S. history, vampires have been allowed into the halls of justice. The fever for vampires – who seem to have taken over our popular culture – has invaded a federal courtroom. Vampires tend to be ...

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Denied $3M jury verdict against hotel, slip-and-fall plaintiff plans appeal (access required)

A slip-and-fall plaintiff who won a $3.1-million jury verdict against a Richmond hotel owner can collect only $500,000 under the ruling of a Richmond judge who refused to allow an increase in the damages demand. The jury award, which exceeded ...

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