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Investigators Get Overtime Pay, Prejudgment Interest (access required)

Investigators of fraudulent insurance claims are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor law, and the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for plaintiff investigators on their FLSA classification but finds GEICO acted reasonably ...

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Localities Lose Challenge to FCC Wireless Order (access required)

The 4th Circuit rejects petitions for review filed by local governments challenging a Federal Communications Commission order implementing provisions of the Spectrum Act the localities claim violate the 10th Amendment by requiring localities to grant wireless providers’ applications for certain ...

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ALJ Must Reconcile ‘Apparent’ Conflict With VE (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses denial of disability benefits for a former groundskeeper/factory worker who claims disability from multiple ailments including arthritis, degenerative joint disease and a torn rotator cuff; the administrative law judge failed to resolve an “apparent” conflict between ...

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Detectives’ Delayed Questioning Was Legal (access required)

Police who obtained defendant’s waiver of his rights when they arrested him for first-degree murder in Spotsylvania County, and who then ceased substantive questioning when defendant indicated he wanted to rest as the detectives drove him to Charlottesville, saying he ...

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