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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The letter you wish you could write

Ever get an annoying letter and wish you could just tell it straight in your response? The sports website Deadspin had a 2010 post that is making the rounds again. It featured an exchange between two lawyers; the reply letter ...

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Plea not coerced by judge’s comments

A district court judge’s encouragement to a defendant to “think carefully” before rejecting a plea deal did not mean the defendant could say his plea was coerced, when he later suffered buyer’s remorse and wanted to withdraw his plea. Francis ...

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No Race Bias Claim for White Professor (access required)

Although plaintiff, a male Caucasian professor, points to two other Caucasian professors who were denied tenure by defendant Virginia State University, a historically African-American institution, he has not stated a plausible claim of employment discrimination based on race and the ...

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Summary Affirmances (access required)

Editor’s Note: The Virginia Court of Appeals has disposed of these cases by summary disposition based on the reasoning of the lower tribunal. NPM Inc. 25 v. Rodgers, No. 0246-13-4, June 11, 2013. Affirms findings crediting claimant’s physician’s rating of ...

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Left Side Procedure Related to Lifting Injury (access required)

In employer’s second appeal after unsuccessfully challenging temporary total disability benefits, the Court of Appeals affirms the majority decision of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission requiring employer to pay for a “left side denervation procedure” recommended by the same physician ...

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