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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Employer Could Change Attendance Policy (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in plaintiff’s suit alleging age and disability discrimination; the Newport News U.S. District Court says employer proved plaintiff was terminated after she failed to return to work following expiration of her extended leave under the ...

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Tax Prep Infringement Case Transferred (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over defendant “Latino Tax Professionals Association” in plaintiff “Income Tax School’s” suit alleging copyright infringement in defendants’ use of plaintiff’s tax education materials, but the suit is transferred to the Northern District ...

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Bifurcated Trial OK for Possible ‘Bad Faith’ Claim (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court surveys state and federal cases on handling “bad faith” claims and bifurcates trial of an insurance carrier’s denial of coverage for an insured church’s storm loss, but denies the carrier’s motion to exclude evidence of ...

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‘Job Performance’ Evidence Admissible (access required)

A former media relations officer for the Iraq Reconstruction Office who attributes her termination and denial of a transfer to race discrimination cannot exclude all evidence related to job performance; although defendant has not claimed she was terminated for performance ...

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Former delegate named to district court bench

Former Del. Bill Cleaveland of Troutville has been appointed judge of the general district court for the 25th District. His appointment last month by the circuit judges was effective last Wednesday, according to the office of Chief Judge Malfourd W. ...

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