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Bankruptcy – Ch. 7 Conversion – Creditors' Consensus (access required)

Where the largest creditor for debtor, a home improvement company, requested the bankruptcy court to convert the home improvement company’s chapter 11 proceeding to a chapter 7 proceeding or to appoint a trustee, the bankruptcy court erred in dismissing the ...

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Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Emotional Distress – W.Va. Law – Bakery Route Supervisor – Failure To Report To Work (access required)

Where plaintiff employee, a former bakery route supervisor, alleged he was subjected to intentional infliction of emotional distress when his employer fired him after he failed to report for work to fill a shortage on a day when he already ...

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Labor & Employment – Discrimination – Religion & National Origin – Age (access required)

Where the two military officers who supervised plaintiff civilian employees, who were Russian Jewish emigres hired to teach at the U.S. Army Russian Institute, made numerous comments indicating that the institute was permeated with an anti-Semitic and anti-Russian atmosphere,” and ...

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Bankruptcy – Dischargeability Of Debt – Spousal Support – Parties' Intent (access required)

Where the property settlement agreement between debtor and his wife provided for his payment of the mortgage on what had been the marital residence, which she was to retain, as well as certain other employment-related insurance expenses and payment of ...

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Criminal – Mail Delivery Of Drugs – Defendant's Palm Print (access required)

Although police investigating the source of two packages of drugs sent anonymously to a university employee were able to identify a latent palm print of defendant, the employee’s ex-husband, on one of the packages, and although a forensic document analyst ...

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Zoning – Validity Of Rezoning Ordinance – Timely Filing Of Challenge (access required)

Where the city council voted on July 16, 1991, to rezone the landowner’s property from a mix of residential and office and industrial to conservation districts in order to preserve it from development, the 30-day time period under Va. Code ...

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Insurance – UM Coverage – Rejection Of Additional Coverage – Father's Rejection (access required)

Where both husband and wife were named insureds on the auto liability policy, which also covered their college-age daughter, but only husband signed a form stating that he rejected the higher uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage limit, that rejection was not effective, ...

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