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Officials dodge contempt for ‘technical’ violation (access required)

Where a prior consent order between the parties required prison officials to provide a detainee with “prepackaged kosher meals that contain an acceptable kosher certification” from an agreed-upon list of entities, and the prison instead cooked the meals in its ...

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No negligence claim in tree crush case (access required)

Where appellee was severely injured when a tree on appellant’s property fell and crushed appellee’s car, the circuit court incorrectly overruled appellant’s demurrer to a negligence claim. The complaint did not allege that appellant “had engaged in any affirmative act ...

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No injury related to work accident (access required)

The record supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings that claimant’s injuries were not related to a workplace accident. The commission correctly denied his claim for “temporary total disability benefits and lifetime medical benefits from a work accident that occurred ...

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