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Author Archives: Kelly Caplan

Family feud: Man’s lawsuit against sibling, mother survives (access required)

A man’s suit against his brother and his mother for allegedly siphoning money from a family-owned business will go forward on several counts after an Eastern District judge rejected the defendants’ motion to dismiss in part. Douglas Keil levied a ...

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Suit over denial of quarantine proceeds (access required)

An employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act interference and retaliation claims have survived his employer’s motion to dismiss. Christian Crawford, a crew chief for a fire and water cleanup and restoration company, alleged his employer refused to allow him to ...

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Policy’s virus exclusion bars COVID coverage (access required)

An insurer’s virus exclusion barred a beauty salon’s claims for business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The salon sought coverage under its business loss policy for losses suffered when it closed because of COVID-19 orders. But Judge Robert E. ...

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Injuries did not arise from employment (access required)

An employee who was in a head-on collision while driving to a work assignment did not face any greater risk than others on the highway, and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission made the correct call when it held that the ...

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Jury will decide if employee agreed to arbitration (access required)

An employer said an employee agreed to arbitrate employment-related claims against the company, but the employee denied signing any such agreement. Now, a jury must decide if an agreement to arbitrate was reached. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent of ...

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Bootcamp & beyond: Firm offers mentorship, $5K scholarship (access required)

Reston law firm Harness, Dickey & Pierce has launched a national initiative designed to help grow the firm through its next 100 years. The oldest intellectual property firm in the Midwest — its founder was Henry Ford’s original patent attorney ...

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