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Consumer Act won?t back ?Bowman? suit (access required)

The Virginia Consumer Protection Act cannot serve as the basis for a whistleblower’s wrongful discharge claim, a Richmond federal district judge has ruled. The whistleblower alleged that he lost his job after he complained to his employer, a polyester yarn ...

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Additur statute struck as unconstitutional (access required)

A Virginia statute that allows trial judges to increase a jury award to a plaintiff is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The 1994 additur statute violates the “sacred” jury trial right guaranteed by the Virginia Constitution, the ...

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