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What if your jury’s quarantined?

Just in time for flu season, the Supreme Court of Virginia has released its “Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Court System.” It’s a 314-page prescription for dealing with an outbreak of infectious disease that could threaten the orderly operation ...

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Firm specializes in cases with numerous claimants (access required)

Orran Brown needed to find a lot of people with elementary legal skills quickly. His firm, BrownGreer LLC in Richmond, had been hired by Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill, ...

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Taxation – Federal Tax Lien – Release – Credit Report (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff taxpayers’ complaint alleging the IRS improperly assessed liens against plaintiffs and failed to release a federal tax lien issues against them, which they allege prevented them from getting a Navy Federal Credit Union ...

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Environmental – Groundwater Contamination – Clean-Up – Indemnification (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court follows up on an earlier decision construing a 1996 Agreement between the parties’ predecessors and a 2006 Amendment between the parties that involved the sale of a Richmond manufacturing facility that requires a groundwater treatment ...

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Civil Procedure – Removal – Prisoner Injury – Remand (access required)

A prisoner’s suit alleging defendants failed to protect him from assault by a cellmate at Lawrenceville Correctional Center, despite his repeated requests for a transfer, is remanded by a Richmond U.S. District Court to state court. Defendant GEO Group Inc., ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – Rehabilitation Act – Hearing Loss (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to reconsider its earlier decision granting summary judgment to the federal government in a federal employee’s suit alleging disability discrimination pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, based on his claim that his voluntary ...

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Amusement industry watches ‘Internet Café’ case

A Roanoke County challenge to seizure of money and equipment from an “Internet parlor” has the attention of both the amusement industry and federal and state law enforcement officials. Represented by state Sen. John Edwards, Ronnie Bennett is suing the ...

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