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ADA suit allowed for disparity in insurance (access required)

An employer’s disability insurance plan may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act if it does not extend the same benefits to mentally disabled employees as it does to physically disabled workers, an Alexandria federal district judge has ruled. The judge ...

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In Fairfax p.i. cases, it?s try and try again (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG– Plaintiff’s lawyers just can’t settle their personal injury cases the way they used to. Hardnosed insurance companies won’t come up with an offer. They’re forcing every case to trial. That’s the lament heard across the commonwealth, and Fairfax is ...

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'Ad hoc' roadblock OK (access required)

A traffic roadblock is constitutional even though a police lieutenant made an “ad hoc” decision to set it up in an area known for drugs, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. Cocaine and marijuana seized from a passenger in ...

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