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Workers’ Comp – Change In Condition – Refusal Of Selective Employment (access required)

A 50-year-old stockroom employee who suffered a work-related spinal injury is entitled to temporary total disability benefits, the Court of Appeals says, based on her treating orthopedic surgeon’s opinion that the employee’s continued pain and decreased sensation in her lower ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – Second Offense – Prior Calif. Conviction (access required)

Although defendant was not subjected to a blood alcohol test because the three-hour window for such a test expired when the officer could not find an available, certified technician to administer the test, there was ample evidence to convict her ...

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Refusal to sign ‘unreasonable’ car policy does not bar unemployment benefits (access required)

A company sales director who was fired because he refused to sign his employer’s policy on the use of company cars can collect unemployment benefits. The Virginia Court of Appeals reversed a decision for the employer, saying the employee’s refusal ...

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