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Termination violated FLSA anti-retaliation clause, plaintiff claims – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff Kathy P. Minor alleged defendant Bostwick Laboratories Inc. terminated her on May 12, 2008, in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3), the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. From Dec. 24, 2007 until the date of her ...

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Editor’s Notebook: Richmond Bar welcomes Justice Kagan (access required)

Don’t hesitate to engage with your interlocutor if you appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, advised Justice Elena Kagan. That’s exactly what she did in her Sept. 20 appearance before the Richmond Bar Association. She opened with gracious compliments for ...

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Judge orders a 20-year ban in trade secrets case (access required)

In a rapid volley of court actions, a Korean company fighting a $920 million judgment for theft of trade secrets was hit with a “devastating” 20-year ban on sales of its body armor product, and then promptly won a stay ...

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Insurance carrier loses declaratory judgment action on UIM – Verdict for Defendants (access required)

In a case of first impression, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema provides Virginia counsel with a blueprint on how to calculate UIM coverage when there are multiple claimants involved. Dale Ray Parrott and his wife, Shirley Ann Parrott, were killed ...

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Virginia dodges federal court closings

No Virginia facilities are included in a list of money-saving court closings announced Tuesday by federal court officials. The list of six planned closings is good news for users of the federal courts in Big Stone Gap and Newport News. ...

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Settlement reached in FTCA birth injury lawsuit – $25,184,489 Settlement (access required)

Capt. Andrew Cibula and Jennifer Cibula, parents of JC, sued the United States of America alleging that Navy physicians mismanaged Mrs. Cibula’s first pregnancy, thereby causing JC to suffer a catastrophic brain injury shortly before birth. Mrs. Cibula was taking ...

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