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Stopping Long-Term Disability Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A woman who took medical retirement from the U.S. Army at age 35 due to depression and fibromyalgia, and who later left private employment and received long-term disability benefits under an ERISA-qualified plan and social security disability benefits for her ...

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Second Carrier Covers Later Disability Benefits (access required)

In this coverage dispute between two workers’ compensation carriers, the Court of Appeals holds that the carrier that was liable for claimant’s most recent compensable condition was responsible for payment of claimant’s ongoing temporary total disability benefits. On all dates ...

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Employee Fired After Probation Term (access required)

The Virginia Housing Development Authority wins summary judgment in a former employee’s suit alleging race and/or sex discrimination; the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff was warned about boundaries for workplace relationships and violated conditions of her probation, prompting her ...

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No Summary Judgment on Severance Claim (access required)

The Lynchburg U.S. District Court denies employer summary judgment finding material disputes on whether employer revoked a severance offer and transferred employee without terminating him; employee’s admitted failure to file a timely complaint with the EEOC requires dismissal of his ...

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