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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ten years out, court dismisses case

Lawsuit, what lawsuit? If Brenda Altman ever wondered what happened to the employment discrimination suit she filed in federal district court back in 2001, she apparently didn’t do anything about it. A former civilian audit assistant for a U.S. Army ...

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‘Force Majeure’ May Apply to Penalties (access required)

In judicial review of a Consent Decree between plaintiff state and federal governments and defendant Hampton Roads Sanitation District covering sanitary sewer discharges that violated the Clean Water Act, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says HRSD may invoke the Consent ...

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Bedbug Sniffing Dog Stays With Defendant (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court modifies its earlier TRO granting plaintiff pest control company return of its alleged property, the bedbug sniffing dog “Dixie,” after defendant hired counsel and presented a sworn affidavit, microchip registration, health certificates and veterinary bills ...

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Public Employee Disability Claims Dismissed (access required)

A county school food-service worker who has received ordinary disability from the Fairfax County Employees Retirement System (FCERS) cannot sue for breach of contract, due process or equal protection violations arising from denial of her claim for service-connected disability; the ...

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