Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests (page 3572) /

Opinion Digests

Insurance – Medical Expenses – Timeliness Of Medical Payments (access required)

Although a Virginia insurance statute governing medical expenses payments provides for a liability insurance carrier to make payment up to $2,000 per person within three years of the date of an automobile accident, that statute does not apply to plaintiff ...

Read More »

Criminal – Prior Criminal Conduct – Motion In Limine (access required)

Where defendant is attempting to keep out evidence of prior criminal conduct at his trial for attempted statutory burglary, the commonwealth may introduce evidence of a charge on which defendant was acquitted as long as the prior acquittal did not ...

Read More »

Workers' Comp – Slip & Fall – Stairs To Snack Bar (access required)

Although claimant, who fell as she approached the stairs to the employer’s basement snack bar, stated she thought there must have been either water or something “slimy or sticky” on the floor that caused her to fall, the employer cannot ...

Read More »

Employment Discrimination – Equal Pay Act – Title VII – Damages (access required)

Where plaintiff, a female engineer, presented evidence that her salary was consistently lower than the salaries of three male comparators at her company performing the same duties, as well as evidence of her supervisor’s conduct such as stripping her of ...

Read More »

Labor – 'Company Union' – Nurses' Organization (access required)

Although the hospital’s vice-president for nursing in 1989 began making statements about using the hospital’s “Nursing Services Organization” to communicate information about certain working conditions to the nursing staff, the NSO did not change its purpose and become a “labor ...

Read More »

Criminal – Merchandise Importation – Violation Of Administrative Law (access required)

Where defendant’s conduct of smuggling into the United States the foreign products of exotic big-game kills violated certain administrative regulations promulgated under the Endangered Species Act, the Fish & Wildlife Act and a third “Agriculture statute,” this conduct was “contrary ...

Read More »

Criminal – Edwards Violation – Public Safety Exception – Firearm Possession By Felon – Career Criminal (access required)

Although the 4th Circuit adopts a “public safety” exception that may be applied where police need to secure an area after a defendant invokes his right to counsel but is subjected to further questioning in violation of Edwards v. Arizona, ...

Read More »

Civil Rights – Attorney's Fees – Prevailing Party (access required)

Where plaintiff wished to distribute leaflets urging legalization of marijuana use, her actions in writing letters to the City Attorney and ultimately in filing suit to protest a local ordinance that provided for pre-distribution review and approval of plaintiff’s literature ...

Read More »

Negligence – Slip & Fall – Wal-Mart Customer – Greeter's Warning (access required)

Although a greeter at defendant Wal-Mart store told plaintiff to “watch her step” as she entered the store, and although after she fell she noticed a “wet floor” sign, plaintiff nevertheless has not met her burden to demonstrate that the ...

Read More »