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SOL Test Claim Supports Defamation Suit (access required)

A public school academic coach can sue defendant school officials for defamation and harm to her reputation for discontinuing her involvement in Standards of Learning testing after reporting an “inconclusive” result of an investigation into SOL testing irregularities; however, the ...

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Company Could Change Retiree Health Benefits (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court decision denying a class of retirees’ challenge to their former employer’s unilateral alteration of their retiree health benefits, because the governing collective bargaining agreement does not provide for vested retiree health benefits. Standard CBA clause ...

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No Retaliation Claim for Fired Police Officer (access required)

A former Petersburg police officer who alleges he was dismissed in retaliation for alerting defendants, including the police chief, a police captain and an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, of alleged improprieties of another officer in conducting investigations, has failed to state ...

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