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Pet-sitting did not disprove disability

A workers’ comp claimant did not forfeit benefits by pet-sitting while awaiting surgery, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled Feb. 5. Claimant Karen Selden injured her knee while carrying clothing from the dressing room of the Kohl’s department store where ...

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McDonnell law license hearing postponed

Gov. Bob McDonnell has delayed action on his Virginia law license as he appeals his public corruption conviction. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board agreed to a general continuance for a show cause hearing based on McDonnell’s 11 felony convictions ...

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Most common EEOC charge: retaliation

Retaliation claims topped the hit parade for discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Commission in 2014, the agency reported on Feb. 4, and figures for Virginia were in line with national numbers. The agency released comprehensive private-sector figures for ...

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Destroyed evidence may lead to dismissal

A Norfolk federal court wants to know more about destroyed evidence in a products liability suit involving java giant Starbucks and a Virginia vendor of leisure furniture. The coffee company faces possible dismissal of design defect claims for chairs used ...

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U.S. attorney job up for applications again

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says his office is now accepting applications for the position of U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, a high-profile presidential appointment. The Eastern District has been without a U.S. Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney since September ...

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