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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Husband’s Tool Collection (access required)

Although the parties stated in open court that they had resolved personal property issues, husband conceded their discussion did not include his tool collection, which wife said had cost about $80,000 and was now worth $40,000, and the Court of ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Retaliation – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards $28,236.84 in attorney’s fees and costs under Title VII against a female legal secretary whose social overtures were rejected by a male associate and who filed a “frivolous, groundless and unreasonable” Title VII suit ...

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Employment – ERISA – Fraud – Disability Pension (access required)

A man who was terminated after working for defendant company more than 40 years , most recently as vice president of defendant’s beverage and vending department, loses his suit alleging claims under ERISA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Firefighter – Hostile Environment – Workers’ Comp Claim (access required)

In a female firefighter’s lawsuit alleging daily sexual harassment since she began working for Fairfax County in 2005, an Alexandria U.S. District Court refuses to strike her allegations that the hostile environment led her to suffer a permanent lung injury ...

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Bills would increase GDC claim limits (access required)

Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...

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Former delegate Hamilton indicted

A federal grand jury in Richmond indicted former state Del. Phillip A. Hamilton today on charges of bribery and extortion. Hamilton lost his seat in the House and on the powerful Appropriations Committee in 2009 after disclosures that he sought ...

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DUI fee would pay for warnings to drivers

Del. G. Manoli Loupassi wants Virginia drivers to know they will go to jail on a first offense DUI if their blood alcohol level is high enough. To spread the word, Loupassi proposes a $25 special fee for those convicted ...

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McGuireWoods still faces fraud claim in Kansas

Richmond-based law firm McGuireWoods LLP remains the lone defendant in a securities fraud lawsuit in Kansas after its motion to dismiss was rejected by a federal judge last month. The action was filed by the trustee in the bankruptcy case ...

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Real Estate – Land Use – Constitutional – Establishment Clause (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms approval of a government-backed project where an Arlington church shares space with subsidized apartments in a single 10-story building; the panel rejects the constitutional challenge of an Arlington resident who lived near the project and said ...

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