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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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No Pension Benefits Setoff for ‘Employer’ Debt (access required)

An electrical workers’ union pension trust fund violated plaintiff’s ERISA rights when it terminated his pension payments in order to recoup monies allegedly owed to the fund by a corporation plaintiff established, and when the fund did not provide plaintiff ...

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