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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals (access required)

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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Workers’ Comp – Appeals – Interlocutory Order (access required)

A commission decision to hold a workers’ comp claim “in pendency status until the claimant offers evidence of maximum medical improvement and a current rating” is an interlocutory order not presently appealable, and the Court of Appeals dismisses employer’s appeal ...

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Workers’ Comp – Res Judicata – Collateral Estoppel – Leg Injury (access required)

A claimant who first applied for permanent partial disability benefits for injury to his left knee and left ankle from a work-related auto accident is not barred by res judicata or collateral estoppel from seeking a second award for permanent ...

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Undocumented alien suffers brain injury in workplace fall – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The injured worker was a 40-year-old undocumented alien who worked evenings cleaning office buildings in Northern Virginia. At the time of the accident, the claimant had an average weekly wage of $323, and therefore qualified for a $215 compensation rate. ...

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