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No Double Duty for Lawyer as Trial Counsel/Witness (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant indemnity company’s motion to disqualify or limit the trial role of a lawyer who represents plaintiff Ford Motor Company on contract and tortious interference claims; defendant is relying on a conversation and emails ...

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Arbitrator’s Reinstatement Award Vacated (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates an arbitrator’s award reinstating plaintiff utility company’s terminated employee, as the arbitrator acted beyond his discretion under a union contract when he interpreted the contract to reject the company’s efforts to strike him from ...

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Benefits Cut Off for ‘Self-Reported’ Migraines (access required)

A former trade association art director cannot overturn an ERISA plan administrator’s termination of her long-term disability benefits for migraine headaches; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the decision to terminate benefits after 24 months was a “reasoned and principled ...

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