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FMLA rule changes would benefit military families (access required)

The Department of Labor has announced proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act that would expand military family leave provisions and incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees. “Keeping the basic promise of ...

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IRS eases rule making injury awards non-taxable (access required)

Awards for physical injuries are no longer required to be derived from a vindication of “tort” rights in order to qualify for exclusion from a taxpayer’s gross income, according to a recent rule amendment issued by the Internal Revenue Service. ...

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Robins Foundation provides $5K for ‘Rule of Law’ programming (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Robins Foundation in support of the “Rule of Law” project. This project teaches middle and high school civics students about the rule of law through an extensive Web-based curriculum ...

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Woman dies nine weeks after slip & fall, causation contested – $2,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a registered nurse, wife and mother of two who fell on the steps at a commercial facility. The plaintiff alleged that the steps were not built according to the building code, such that the defendants were negligent ...

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Arbitrator finds proof of TBI in auto-accident case – $740,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

The contested issue was whether plaintiff suffered anything more than strains and a concussion that resolved in a very short period. Plaintiff had base-line neuropsychological testing done years earlier for the purpose of vocational testing, and was found to be ...

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Veteran suffered stroke after stay in VA hospital – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 31, 2010, a veteran living in Southwest Virginia was experiencing shortness of breath. He presented to and was admitted to the VA hospital for inpatient care. He remained in there until his discharge on June 3, 2010. The ...

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House, Senate have different judicial defrosting plans

House budget planners appear willing to turn up the heat a bit more than their Senate counterparts when it comes to unfreezing Virginia trial court judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee recommends filling 33 judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled. ...

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