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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Company did not have complaint policy on reporting harrassment – $65,922 Settlement (access required)

Nearly every sizeable employer in the United States has an internal complaint procedure to protect victims of unlawful harassment and discrimination. Such procedures normally entail a “1-800” phone number to which the employee can report harassment and discrimination free from ...

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Forms over substance: Agency can’t retract payments by claiming paperwork errors (access required)

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services has been rebuffed in two different cases in its efforts to get back money it paid for services rendered through Medicaid. In cases from Fairfax and Norfolk, DMAS sought to retract payments of ...

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Perjury penalty overcome by restoration of rights, AG says

Two recent opinions from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should come as a relief for a member of the Wise County School Board. The opinions also appear to strengthen the governor’s power to restore civil rights to former felons. Rocky Cantrell’s ...

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Governor frees wrongly convicted man

Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a conditional pardon late Tuesday that led to freedom for a North Carolina man who has served four years in prison based on false accusations. The release came after hasty legal and investigative work by lawyers ...

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Relief for Oppressed Minority Shareholders (access required)

In this litigation involving a 67-year-old closely held mining business that the Buckingham County Circuit Court ordered to be broken up and parceled out after a finding of the company’s oppression of minority shareholders, the court makes further orders to ...

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