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Wife loses money put into business (access required)

During a divorce, a wife cannot recoup the $60,000 she contributed to a construction business started while she and her husband were married, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The husband ran the business, which ultimately failed, but the judge ...

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New limits on Bowman used fast (access required)

The Supreme Court’s curtailment of the controversial Bowman public-policy exception earlier this month has given one employer a quick victory in a sexual-harassment case. A Martinsville Circuit judge ruled Jan. 18 that a secretary cannot sue her employer, a music ...

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NOVA Law (access required)

A mentally disabled man who was taunted about sexual matters and was physically assaulted by male co-workers cannot sue under Title VII, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. A hostile-environment claim cannot lie for same-sex harassment between ...

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Statute required for Bowman claim (access required)

A repairman who was fired because he refused to fix a car in a manner he considered unsafe cannot sue under the Bowman public-policy exception, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The repairman failed to identify a statute establishing a ...

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