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Widow Gets No Benefits Under ‘Aircraft’ Exclusion (access required)

A widow whose husband died in a crash of a “light-sport aircraft” cannot collect benefits under the husband’s accidental death and dismemberment policy, which excludes benefits for injury caused by or resulting from flight in an aircraft, except as a ...

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Medical Researcher Has FCA Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says a post-doctoral fellow conducting research at UVa’s Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences can sue the departmental chair and his supervisor under the False Claims Act on individual-capacity and official-capacity claims for prospective relief, ...

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Panhandlers Have Standing, But No Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says five “impecunious” plaintiffs have standing to challenge a local ordinance that restricts “begging” in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, but they fail to state a First Amendment claim based on the ban on begging. The challenged ...

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‘Notice’ provision not triggered by draft legal complaint (access required)

An employer did not forfeit coverage for an employment discrimination suit when it waited until a legal complaint hit the court to notify the carrier. The insurance company, Philadelphia Indemnity, refused to defend the eventual suit. It said the employer ...

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Affidavit OK for Search for Minor’s Photos (access required)

After the 57-year-old defendant was stopped at a DUI checkpoint on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a 16-year-old unlicensed female driver at the wheel, an officer’s subsequent affidavit that included defendant’s admission that a laptop computer contained pornographic pictures of ...

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