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Appeals court revives harassment suit (access required)

A plaintiff can revive her sexual harassment suit despite an Alexandria federal judge’s pronouncement that her suit was “dead” prior to its removal to federal court. In fact, the plaintiff’s suit may live again because the defendants’ removal of the case ...

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Punitives award of $100K reinstated (access required)

Punitives award of $100K reinstated <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/09/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Two plaintiffs suffered minor injuries in an auto accident when their vehicle was struck by a drunken driver talking on a cellphone. A jury awarded plaintiff Victoria Coalson $5,600 and plaintiff Michael Stemke $14,000, and awarded each plaintiff punitive damages ...

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