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Man pushing disabled car off road hit by passing car – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating his vehicle on U.S. 13 on the East­ern Shore of Virginia when it suffered a me­chanical breakdown. After pulling the ve­hicle on to the shoul­der of the highway, plaintiff attempted to push the disabled ve­hicle into an ...

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DNA test request goes back to trial court (access required)

A lawsuit challenging a prosecutor’s denial of DNA testing to a rape defendant has been revived by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. An appellate panel vacated a Norfolk federal court’s rejection of Derek LaMar’s civil rights suit alleging Prince ...

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Legislators question court caseload numbers (access required)

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Some state senators on Feb. 9 sharply questioned the accuracy of figures used to decide which empty judgeships are filled in Virginia trial courts. As the Senate squelched a bid to fill two circuit court vacancies in Loudoun and Prince ...

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No job bias claim against foreign agency (access required)

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A U.S. citizen hired by a foreign government’s cultural agency did not have protection from alleged sexual harassment, despite references to U.S. employment laws in his job offer and the agency’s personnel guidelines, an Alexandria federal court has ruled. Foreign ...

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