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Welfare Fraud Conviction is Workplace ‘Misconduct’ (access required)

Although a Wal-Mart merchandising supervisor had never been disciplined on the job and self-reported her guilty plea to felony charges of welfare fraud, her criminal conduct outside work constituted workplace misconduct that bars her from receiving unemployment compensation, the Court ...

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High court to hear case on ‘civil death penalty’ (access required)

A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. ...

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