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Jury View of Intersection Denied in Manslaughter Case (access required)

In defendant’s prosecution for involuntary manslaughter and related charges in the death of a child in a stroller and injury to his mother when defendant’s vehicle struck them at an intersection, the Loudoun County Circuit Court denies the commonwealth’s motion ...

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Informal pay decision OK’d in family business (access required)

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A company whose majority own­er died cannot collect “excessive compensation” paid to the minori­ty owner, her son, who operated a family business in Virginia Beach. That business – the Jungle Golf putt-putt course – is a familiar landmark for lawyers ...

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FCA Filing Bar Applies Despite Dismissals (access required)

Although related False Claims Act suits against defendant Halliburton and other defense contractors were dismissed by two other federal courts and this particular relator’s FCA complaint had been amended, the “first-to-file” rule for bringing FCA action nevertheless required dismissal of ...

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Trustee May Pursue Debtor’s Title VII Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff has received a chapter 7 discharge, her bankruptcy case has been reopened and the bankruptcy trustee may pursue debtor’s Title VII claim against defendant community college, which debtor did not disclose in her earlier bankruptcy proceeding; the Norfolk ...

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