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News Analysis: Hearing loss comp barred (access required)

How dead is workers’ comp recovery for cumulative trauma? Really dead, according to an opinion released last week by the Virginia Court of Appeals. The demise now extends from “repetitive motion” claims, such as the commonplace carpal tunnel syndrome, to ...

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Bankruptcy is change justifying support (access required)

A bankrupt husband who discharged his wife’s equitable distribution award now must pay her spousal support, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The husband’s bankruptcy discharge freed him of more than $620,000 in ...

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Ruling offers new way to make Bowman claim (access required)

A black cable-tv technician can sue for wrongful discharge based on anti-discrimination provisions of the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The Act provides a novel basis for a Bowman claim for wrongful discharge, employment ...

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No public records on Internet (access required)

A Virginia Circuit Court clerk may not make public records available on the Internet, according to Attorney General James S. Gilmore III. That vast smorgasbord known as the Internet will not be serving up samples of Virginia land records, judgment ...

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