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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Professional parking-lot plowman may sue for slip & fall

Snow and ice are obvious hazards, right? Maybe not, when it comes to Virginia slip-and-fall law. Then it’s a case of what did a business owner know, and when did he know it. A new case from Abingdon federal court ...

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No First Amendment Claim for Guard Grievances (access required)

Two Virginia correctional officers cannot sue for alleged unlawful firing for exercise of their First Amendment free-speech rights; the 4th Circuit says complaints about an employee’s own duties pursued through an internal grievance procedure do not relate to a matter ...

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No RICO Claim for ‘Illegal’ Poultry-Plant Hires (access required)

A group of hourly-wage employees at Perdue poultry processing plants have not stated a civil conspiracy claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against the company with allegations that company personnel conspired to hire illegal aliens in order ...

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