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Overtime-Pay Lawyer’s Fees Double Recovery (access required)

In plaintiff dental technician’s suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act, settled for $10,000, plus rea­sonable attorney’s fees, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $23,875 in attorney’s fees and $733 in litigation costs, compensating plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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Company Can’t Claw Back ‘Privileged’ Docs (access required)

In plaintiff company’s suit seeking in­demnification for a New Mexico tax as­sessment for an office that defendant seller allegedly concealed from plaintiff in the parties’ Stock Purchase agreement, the Alexandria U.S. District Court sustains de­fendant’s objection to a magistrate judge’s ...

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Noncompete Void for ‘Independent Contractor’ (access required)

An employer cannot enforce a noncom­pete provision in a speech therapist’s con­tract; the provision is overbroad and is void as the contract misclassifying the defen­dant speech therapist as an independent contractor violates Virginia public policy, says a Fairfax Circuit Court. ...

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Fees Awarded Under Vienna Metro Matrix (access required)

In this complex litigation alleging de­fendant breached a purchase agreement by not allocating for plaintiff’s use cer­tain density rights subsequent to changes in Fairfax County’s 2010 comprehensive plan, a Fairfax Circuit Court says defen­dant may amend its answer to cite ...

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