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Corrections officer fired after positive test for marijuana – $120,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a former captain at the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, was randomly selected for urinalysis testing in December 2008, his 15th drug test since joining the agency in 1994. Several days later, the human resources department was advised ...

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State employee fired after drug test wins reinstatement, back pay (access required)

A Chesapeake judge has reinstated with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. The employer ran afoul of its own drug-testing policy, according to the court’s decision on appeal from the state ...

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Non-Solicitation Clause Struck as ‘Overbroad’ (access required)

An auto-detailing business cannot recover from its former employer who made plans to start a competing business while still employed by plaintiff; a Chesapeake Circuit Court says plaintiff’s non-solicitation clause is facially overbroad because it would prevent defendant from offering ...

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Motorist suffers radiculopathy from crash at intersection – $200,000 Verdict (access required)

This was intersection accident in which the defendant ran a red light and broadsided the plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was taken to the emergency room and discharged. The X-rays were negative. Plaintiff followed up 10 days later with a primary care ...

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Student says paper defamed him with bullying allegation – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A newspaper article about an assault case falsely stated that a high school athlete routinely bullied another student at Great Bridge High School. The article reported accurately that the plaintiff had been convicted of assaulting the father of the student ...

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Student scores $5M verdict against The Virginian-Pilot (access required)

Patrick Bristol, a student at Chesapeake’s Great Bridge High School, told a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot that fellow student Kevin Webb routinely shoved and taunted him at school. The Pilot reported that allegation as fact, an assertion that Webb denied ...

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