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Fired detective’s federal job discrimination claim survives (access required)


Even though he appealed his termination from a state grievance process, a fired Virginia State Police special agent did not lose his right to sue in federal court for discrimination under federal law, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ...

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Is fast thinking slowing you down? (access required)


BY SUSAN LETTERMAN WHITE BridgeTower Media Newswires In 2012, Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether it could influence the emotions and postings of its users by curating news feed content calculated to manipulate mood. The experiment worked. If you ...

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Strategies for working with a boss who is a control freak (access required)


BY KATHLEEN DRISCOLL BridgeTower Media Newswires “My boss is a control freak—I don’t need him to tell me in detail how to perform simple tasks, yet he can’t resist. What’s more, he is insisting that I be a control freak ...

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Judges across state differ on ‘reptile’ tactics (access required)


Virginia courts may not have felt the reptile’s strike, but judges are taking different approaches with the prospect of plaintiff’s lawyers armed with psychological jury appeals. At issue is the “reptile” litigation tactic: an appeal to jurors’ subconscious fears that ...

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Judge hits counter-piracy firm with sanctions (access required)


A judge’s discovery sanctions will hobble a seagoing security company in its bid for insurance coverage after its ship and crew were seized by Indian authorities. The sanctions include preclusion of evidence beyond the company’s limited discovery responses and an ...

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