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Prison guard’s termination for fraternizing upheld

Where the Virginia Department of Corrections discharged appellee corrections officer after determining she fraternized with a former prisoner, the circuit court incorrectly reversed the VDOC and awarded her $17,000 in attorney fees. Background Montgomery, the appellee, had worked as a ...

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Enforceable non-solicitation clause can be severed

Where employment agreements contained non-solicitation clauses covering employees, customers and suppliers, only the employee non-solicitation clause was enforceable and could be severed from the other unenforceable clauses. Background The defendants moved to dismiss certain counts of the complaint, and all ...

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Jurisdiction grounded on ‘federal enclave’

Where an alleged wrongful termination, common-law conspiracy and statutory conspiracy occurred at the Redford Arsenal, land ceded to the United States, there was subject matter jurisdiction because the land was a “federal enclave.” The same claims, however, failed as a ...

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Action over worker classification stays in Virginia

Where the plaintiff filed suit in the Western District alleging he and a nationwide class of workers were misclassified as independent contractors, his motion to change venue to Texas was rejected because defendants and documents are located here, and Texas ...

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