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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Employer Couldn’t Change Retiree Health Benefits (access required)

A union contract did not allow defendant Volvo Trucks to unilaterally change retiree health benefits after expiration of the contract, and the 4th Circuit upholds a district court order restoring benefits lost from the company’s changes and enjoining the company ...

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Employees’ Severance Claims Have Priority (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a bankruptcy court holding that terminated employees of debtor LandAmerica Financial Group “earned” their severance compensation on the date they became participants in the debtor company’s severance plan immediately after their termination, and rejects the trustee’s ...

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Carrier Has No Duty to Defend Harassment Suit (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court adopts a recommendation from a magistrate judge and holds that plaintiff insurance company has no duty to defend an architect who alleged sexually harassed a coworker who was an interior designer at the design ...

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Corporate Contribution Ban Unconstitutional (access required)

In this prosecution of two corporate executives for an alleged scheme of recruiting donors and reimbursing their contributions to Hillary Clinton’s 2006 and 2008 Senate and Presidential Campaigns, an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a charge of corporation contributions in ...

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