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Woman hurt ankle in slip on ice, complex had not treated sidewalk – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of a 200-unit townhome and apartment rental complex in Virginia Beach, suffered a se­vere dislocation and fractures of her right ankle when she fell on snow and ice in a common area of the housing complex. ...

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Engineer’s PIP Was ‘Materially Adverse Action’ (access required)

A NASA research engineer can try his claims for national origin and religion discrimination under Title VII; emails with his supervisor demonstrated “protected activity” and the conditions placed on a performance improvement plan rendered the PIP a “materially adverse action,” ...

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Assistant steward hurt on vessel after fall on bunk ladder – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 32-year-old assistant steward was work­ing on a vessel owned by the U.S. but operat­ed by a civilian contractor. She was a union employee aboard the ship overseas when she fell in her stateroom while retrieving papers from the upper ...

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Employee’s murder was workplace ‘accident,’ judge rules (access required)

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The husband of a woman killed in a horrific 2013 robbery at a Richmond apartment complex had his $100 million wrongful death lawsuit tossed out of court last week because the murder was considered a work-related event. The ruling means ...

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