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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Assignment Ineffective Without Insurer Consent (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for an insurer, denying liability under an agreement entered without its consent settling a vehicle accident claim for $250,000; the court agrees with insurer that the settlement agreement executed without insurer’s consent ...

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Teleworker Could Not Show Satisfactory Performance (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court grants employer summary judgment because employee failed to show satisfactory performance at the time of termination and failed to allege a prima facie hostile work environment claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). ...

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Don’t start believing…

Maybe she came to him with open arms. Maybe there was lovin’ touchin’ squeezin’. Maybe it was time for her and husband to go their separate ways. Faithfully? Maybe not. In any event, reports that White House party-crasher Michaele Salahi ...

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Payee notification up for discussion again (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has asked the Virginia State Bar once again to look at payee notification. Past proposals, seeking to protect clients from potentially larcenous lawyers, would have required insurance companies to give notice to litigants expecting ...

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Higher authority

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin, Texas, made headlines earlier this month, as noted in this space, when he whacked the lawyers in a civil dispute in his court. Because of their behavior, he ordered the two to appear ...

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