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Small-firm wellness programs could pay off (access required)

Wellness is all the rage at American employers today, but it’s largely ignored at smaller firms. The rationale is that small firms pay “pooled rates” for health insurance — rates determined by age, industry, family size and zip code, not ...

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Fitness on a budget (access required)

American waistlines are expanding while our pocketbooks are shrinking. With more deskbound jobs, increased reliance on motorized transportation and diets rich in high-calorie foods, it’s no wonder we’re becoming a little soft around the middle. Our growing bodies are also ...

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No Chinese Drywall Claims Against Agent, Supplier (access required)

Plaintiffs alleging injuries from defective Chinese drywall used in their home built in 2007 have not stated claims for breach of contract, negligence or violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act against the realty company that listed the house or ...

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Auto Liability Policy Voided for Arrest Record (access required)

An auto liability policy is void because the applicant, a sole proprietor who applied as “Kitchens Unlimited LLC,” had a criminal record but denied he had ever been arrested; the Henrico Circuit Court grants judgment to plaintiff insurance carrier in ...

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Court Stays Decision on Vested Rights (access required)

Although the Prince William County Circuit Court has independent authority to decide a vested rights controversy raised by two letters issued by the zoning administrator, the court chooses not to exercise this authority at this time and will stay further ...

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Cat caretaker wins nursing-home contract case (access required)

A nursing home that tried to collect on a resident’s bill has lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia. In INOVA Health Systems Servs. Inc. v. Bainbridge, the facility pursued Susan Bainbridge, who held a power of attorney ...

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