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Increased efficiency leads to more ADR in workers’ comp. system (access required)

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Each year, more and more cases in Virginia are resolved through alternative dispute resolution. But, according to an annual report published Sept. 13 by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, this number is going up particularly quickly in workers’ compensation cases. ...

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Requiring proof of residency may be Fair Housing violation (access required)

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A mobile home park may have violated the Fair Housing Act by requiring residents to provide proof of their legal residency in the United States, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Four Latino families allege that the ...

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Maryland judge can’t be sued for ordering defendant shocked (access required)

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Citing “judicial immunity,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a Maryland circuit court judge who ordered a deputy sheriff to use electrical shock to quiet a criminal defendant. ...

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