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Ex-HR director settles suit against Chesterfield (access required)

A former human resources director for Chesterfield County has settled her lawsuit alleging the county discriminated by giving her a less generous severance package than the “sweetheart deals” given to her male counterparts. The county has paid Karla Gerner $42,000, ...

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Tobacco Assessment Calculation Upheld (access required)

Plaintiff tobacco company loses its challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s method for determining assessments against manufacturers and importers of tobacco products under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004, in this decision from Richmond U.S. District ...

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Injunction Issued for ‘Diamonds Direct’ Mark (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court grants a preliminary injunction to defendant, who registered the mark with the Virginia State Corporation Commission after learning plaintiff, who had used the mark ...

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IT Contract, Audit Statements Support Fraud Claims (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a putative class of investors may sue a public IT company on securities fraud claims alleging company executives made misleading statements of material fact about the company’s ability to fulfill a multi-billion dollar contract ...

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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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