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Claim against Virginia-based defendant defeats diversity (access required)

Where homeowners sued a mortgage company and included a claim against the Virginia-based foreclosure company that foreclosed on their property, the case is remanded back to state court for a lack of complete diversity. Background Plaintiff alleges that he and ...

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Default judgment entered against employer for unpaid pension contributions (access required)

An employer who failed to make pension contributions or to respond to pension funds’ lawsuit must repay the funds with interest and pick up attorney’s and auditing fees. Background This action is brought under Sections 502 and 515 of the ...

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Reliance on treating physician’s testimony affirmed (access required)

The commission was entitled to give greater weight to the treating physician’s opinion and rely on his testimony that physical therapy and massage administered to manage an employee’s pain was reasonable, necessary and causally related to his work injury. Background ...

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