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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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Court splits over hangtag traffic stop

A sharply divided Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld a traffic stop based on an officer’s sighting of a three-by-five-inch plastic parking tag hanging from a rearview mirror. In a 6-5 split, the en banc court approved the stop as ...

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