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Court Can Hear Contract, ERISA Claims (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court can consider plaintiff’s state law contract claim challenging employer’s demand for reimbursement for her relocation expenses, along with her ERISA interference claim based on her termination after her alleged disability from a skin condition; also, ...

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Plaintiffs May Join State, Federal Pay Claims (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff city police officers may sue in federal court for overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and under Virginia’s wage act; the court will exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ state law ...

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Bad Job References Were ‘Speculative’ (access required)

A former employee of a government contractor may not sue for defamation based on her speculative assertions that defendant’s employees gave negative telephone references to potential employers; the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant employer. Plaintiff’s only ...

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