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VA Disability Rating Gets ‘Substantial’ Weight (access required)

A claimant who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder due to his combat experience in Vietnam gets another chance to win social security disability benefits, as the 4th Circuit says the administrative law judge erred by failing to give retrospective consideration to ...

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Insignia Convictions Upheld for Fake Officer (access required)

A former Marine who intentionally misrepresented his military service record in seeking veterans’ benefits and by wearing a high-ranking uniform and numerous medals that he had not earned, is convicted on charges of making false statements to obtain benefits, converting ...

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Roanoke federal courts closed for brick fix

Federal trial courts in Roanoke have been displaced from the Poff Federal Building because of loose bricks on one side of the 14-story building. The building and all agencies within will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to construction, according ...

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Richmond Bar seeks nominations for Tice’s seat (access required)

The Judiciary Committee of the Richmond Bar Association is soliciting nominations of individuals to be considered for endorsement as a candidate for a judicial vacancy in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Richmond. The seat is open due to the ...

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Contractor shot while staying at hotel provided by employer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Kamco Services Inc., a contractor based near Richmond, was hired by Norfolk Public Schools to perform renovation work. For several months, plaintiff Hunter Clay and other contractors stayed at the Econo Lodge in the 800 block of N. Military Hwy. ...

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Liability, causation disputed in black ice slip & fall – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a lawsuit against a multi-national company on behalf of a Virginia client who sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident on black ice. The defendant contested both liability and causation. Suit was originally filed in state court, ...

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