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House lost over timing of divorce (access required)

A wife whose divorce came through five months after she filed for bankruptcy cannot protect her house from her creditors, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Although the home was held as a tenancy-by-the-entirety when the wife ...

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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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