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 ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: February 2012
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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Bills that would keep Virginia competitive in wealth management are making their way through the General Assembly, reports the head of the Virginia Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates section. Richmond lawyer Farhad Aghdami, chair of the VBA section, noted ...Read More »
A man facing a life sentence for the murder of his wife has been hit with a record-setting civil verdict arising from the same crime. Last Monday, a Loudoun County jury awarded $15 million to the family of Catherine Ann ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
This case stemmed from a T-bone intersection collision. Defendant failed to yield at a stop sign. Plaintiff suffered broken bones in his wrist, requiring plating and screws. Pain persisted, and a second surgery was required to remove the hardware. Plaintiff ...
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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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