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Woman’s medical diagnoses did not render her incapacitated (access required)

Although a state employee had received diagnoses of Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Bell’s palsy, the administrative record supported the Virginia Retirement System’s finding that she was not incapacitated for the further performance of duty. Background In January 2012, Mickey L. ...

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Decision to terminate woman’s employment backed by law (access required)

In considering a woman’s challenge to her termination, the appellate court said the case required a de novo review of a hearing officer’s final decision. The hearing officer’s initial finding of retaliation was based solely on his faulty understanding of ...

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Decedent’s son could testify about dad’s car crash statements (access required)

Where the decedent rear-ended the plaintiff’s car, his description of the accident to his son  was correctly admitted under the dead man’s statute. The fact that the decedent’s passenger testified about the crash at trial has no bearing on the ...

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