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In FMLA case, jury resolves issue of whether woman quit or was fired (access required)

Plaintiff was director of human resources for Tread Corporation, a Roanoke-based manufacturer of mining-related equipment and trucks. Tread fired plaintiff almost immediately after she requested medical leave of absence forms to take to her physician. Tread claimed she resigned. The ...

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Special needs child, 6, drowned at pool party (access required)

This case involving the drowning death of a 6-year old special needs child. The plaintiffs’ son was a 6-year-old autistic child, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. He had significant learning disabilities and required round-the-clock supervision. In the summer of 2014, the ...

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Ass’n had to hire new company to complete contractor’s work (access required)

Association contracted with defendant contractor to make repairs to dams and underwater pipes for $833,000. Contractor completed part of the work, had billed association for 85 percent of the contract price, was paid, and then demanded payment of 10 percent ...

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Class action suit over Fair Credit notice settles for $20M (access required)

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) by: (1) failing to provide consumers with notice that they were furnishing an employment-purposed consumer report “at the time” they ...

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Telecom companies prevail on business tort claims (access required)

World Telecom Exchange Communications LLC, or WTXC, and its parent-company, Tulynet FZ LLC, operated as telecommunications businesses, buying and selling telephone minutes for calls connecting to developing countries. In January 2011, WTXC’s CEO, CFO and other key management left WTXC ...

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Man tripped, accidentally shot girlfriend in arm – $125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 47-year-old female who had a romantic relationship with the defendant. She was a guest at the defendant’s residential dwelling house on June 1, 2013, at approximately 11 o’clock p.m.; that after visiting for a short time, she ...

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Bicyclist hust ankle, wrist when struck at intersection (access required)

Plaintiff was a bicyclist who was riding her bike on a sidewalk and exited the sidewalk at an intersection where she was struck by the defendant, who had been at a stop sign at the same intersection. Defendant claimed that ...

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Driver ran red light, then t-boned passenger’s car – $80,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff and her husband, a retired minister, were travelling in Virginia Beach after visiting a friend who had just returned from missionary work in Latin America. The defendant ran a red light while looking at her phone and t-boned the ...

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