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Calming canines: Virginia’s facility dogs aid witness testimony (access required)

A unique Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ employee has some quirks. She loves broccoli and green beans. She won’t get into a car unless she’s picked up. And she wants nothing more than cuddles and belly rubs. Rylynn, a ...

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Trademark infringer still liable years later (access required)

Even though a cybersecurity company stopped selling goods online using an unregistered mark years before a competitor registered a similar mark, its continued use of the mark online subjected it to liability for trademark infringement. Judge Claude M. Hilton of ...

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No treble damages under Overtime Wage Act (access required)

A demand for treble damages under the Virginia Overtime Wage Act was rejected after a federal judge found that recent amendments applied retroactively. Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the Eastern District of Virginia limited the claimant’s relief to damages available ...

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Class of 2022 Unsung Legal Heroes named (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present the Unsung Legal Heroes for 2022. This program recognizes the Old Dominion’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals. The honorees consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. This year’s class ...

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Rideshare recovery: Notice of costs unnecessary for workers’ comp reimbursement (access required)

An employer’s attempt to establish a black-letter requirement that workers’ compensation claimants must provide notice of their need for transportation to a medical appointment as a condition of recovery has backfired. The employer argued that the Workers Compensation Commission erred ...

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Termination of father’s parental rights tossed (access required)

The Court of Appeals of Virginia vacated an order by a circuit court in Western Virginia terminating a father’s parental rights under Va. Code § 16.1-283(C)(2). The appeals court disagreed with the ruling from the Botetourt County Circuit Court, which ...

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Claims proceed in poached piercing clients case (access required)

A business owner’s claims that her son conspired with former employees to coordinate a mass resignation and open a competing body-piercing business have survived dismissal. The defendants argued that they were at-will employees protected by the “intra-corporate conspiracy doctrine.” But ...

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Student athlete can sue university for retaliation (access required)

A former student athlete’s Title IX retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims against the College of William & Mary can go forward, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. The plaintiff alleged that her basketball coach surveilled her ...

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