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Portsmouth police officers settle class action for unpaid overtime – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

In September 2013, 34 police officers brought an action against the City of Portsmouth for unpaid overtime. A year later, the court certified this case as a class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 on the state law ...

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Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)


Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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Postal worker struck by tractor-trailer – $625,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was struck by a tractor-trailer while driving his U.S. Postal Service vehicle. He sustained $126,000 in medical bills and a partial wage loss of $48,000 that was ongoing. [15-T-106]   Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries ...

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Negligence claim against prosecutor dismissed (access required)

Richmond federal courthouse

A federal judge acted swiftly this week to kick out negligence claims against a Virginia prosecutor accused of wrongfully pursuing prescription fraud charges against a Walmart customer. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson Monday dismissed the claims against Spotsylvania County ...

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