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News Analysis: Hearing loss comp barred (access required)

How dead is workers’ comp recovery for cumulative trauma? Really dead, according to an opinion released last week by the Virginia Court of Appeals. The demise now extends from “repetitive motion” claims, such as the commonplace carpal tunnel syndrome, to ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 9 (access required)

Gatewood joins VLW as assistant editor Christopher E. Gatewood has joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly as Assistant Editor. Previously, he worked for the Associated Press in its Richmond bureau, writing and editing news, sports and feature stories. He is a 1995 ...

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Athletes file "emotional abuse" suit (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Outraged by what they say was emotional abuse of their daughters, three mothers have sued a gymnastics school and its coaches for assault and battery and the intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. In a suit ...

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Negligent infliction of distress claim OK (access required)

by Baker McClanahan, News Editor A hearing-impaired man taunted by his boss about his disability can sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress, a federal judge in Charlottesville has ruled. While negligent infliction of emotional distress is routinely pled in ...

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