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Restrictive covenant different from noncompete, court says (access required)

An Alexandria federal judge was too quick to pull the trigger on a petroleum distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant meant to keep a service-station operator from selling a different brand of gasoline. The trial judge awarded summary judgment ...

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Three separate actions filed after shipyard explosion (access required)

In these companion cases, the three plaintiffs, all shipyard workers, were injured when an explosion ripped through a crew head and adjacent berthing area on the U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, while the ship was dry-docked at BAE Systems on Sept. 15, ...

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Cruise out of Control

A Virginia Beach lawyer hopes to steer clear of legal obstacles as she navigates the claims of a honeymooning couple who had to leap off a railing to escape the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship when it ran aground off ...

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Earning capacity, future medicals contested in TBI case – $1,725,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 11, 2009, plaintiff made a left turn onto Route 13 in Nassawadox. Approximately 900 feet north of where the plaintiff had turned, the defendant’s tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of the plaintiff’s Buick as both vehicles were traveling ...

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Family Dollar settles federal harassment suit

(AP) — A federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Family Dollar Stores of Virginia Inc. has been settled. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission says the discount retailer agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the lawsuit. A consent decree filed Wednesday ...

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