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NOVA Law (access required)

A mentally disabled man who was taunted about sexual matters and was physically assaulted by male co-workers cannot sue under Title VII, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. A hostile-environment claim cannot lie for same-sex harassment between ...

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Assembly Update for Jan. 22, 1996 (access required)

Peace praised, pilloried in nine-hour hearing About 75 supporters and opponents of Hanover Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Nina K. Peace, and the judge herself, got their say last Tuesday at an unusual public hearing. The nine-hour-long forum was held ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 22, 1996 (access required)

Trial judge yanks civil conspiracy verdict Three civil-conspiracy defendants who lost a round before the Virginia Supreme Court last year, then struck out before a jury, now have garnered a victory from a trial judge. The judge set aside a ...

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Statute required for Bowman claim (access required)

A repairman who was fired because he refused to fix a car in a manner he considered unsafe cannot sue under the Bowman public-policy exception, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The repairman failed to identify a statute establishing a ...

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VSB dues won't drop this year (access required)

Virginia lawyers will have to wait a little longer for lower bar dues. The General Assembly apparently will not impose a dues cut on the Virginia State Bar this year. The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission recommended several legislative ...

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