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Monthly Archives: August 2011

IT Contractor Wins Non-Compete Damages from Sub (access required)

A government IT contractor who hired defendant subcontractor to provide SAP/ERP consulting services wins $172,395.95 from the sub, who violated a non-compete that prevented him from working for either of two companies for 12 months after he left, in this ...

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New guidance for employers’ social media policies

Employers trying to define social media policies for employees may want to look at a report that outlines recent government decisions about employee rights to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the ...

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Bank settles with victims of real estate scheme

Bank of America has reached a deal to end a lawsuit by scores of investors who claimed they lost millions purchasing overvalued Carolina waterfront property. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The deal essentially ends a federal lawsuit ...

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Defense alleges degenerative disk disease in 19-year-old – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

The 19-year-old plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on March 23, 2009. The defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s car on the right side, causing it to flip over approximately three times. Liability was not ...

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Driver fails to set brake; rig rolls over plaintiff – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This personal injury action arose out of a tractor-trailer accident that occurred in November 2008. Plaintiff was working as a self-employed pilot/escort car driver. Her job was to escort tractor-trailers carrying oversized loads as they traveled on the interstate. The ...

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Plaintiff’s symptoms stem from sleep apnea, defense argues – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

On July 17, 2006, the plaintiff was stopped on Route 20 at Pine State Road, waiting to make a left turn. Another vehicle was stopped behind him. The defendant was traveling at 45 mph when he rear-ended the second stopped ...

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Court Construes Contract’s Financing Clause (access required)

In this first-impression case, a Salem Circuit Court says inserting the handwritten phrase “subject to approval of financing” into a real estate contract’s clause on the closing date makes the purchase contingent on the buyer’s ability to obtain financing. There ...

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