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Noncompete restricting info source ‘overbroad’ (access required)


An employer lost its opening bid to stop a former manager from working for an alleged competitor in a multi-state home-building business, when an Alexandria federal court denied the employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction on Feb. 14. In arguing ...

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Texting teacher wins high court review (access required)

A female teacher who sent photographs of herself in the bathtub to an 11-year-old boy has won a chance to have her conviction overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Last May, the Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed Kimberlee Dietz’ ...

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Claimant Wins Benefits for Post-Accident PTSD (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an award of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for a longshoreman who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after he accidentally ran over and killed a coworker in a tragic workplace incident; the ...

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Hospital can charge for ‘provider portal’ access (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics MAIN

A Virginia hospital can ask a plaintiff to cover the cost of a hospital employee to assist the plaintiff’s lawyer in navigating an online portal for a client’s medical records, a Norfolk Circuit Court has ruled. Citing federal regulations under ...

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