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Court revives child’s claim vs. church (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has recognized a church’s “special relationship” duty to protect children from a known dangerous employee. The new opinion also offers a host of guidance in other aspects of pleading a case. The decision builds on ...

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

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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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Tipped employees could sue employer for minimum wage violations (access required)

Where servers and bartenders at a restaurant were routinely required to spend significant portions of their time as tipped employees performing both related and unrelated non-tip-producing tasks, they could sue their employer for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

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Defamation, due process suit against superintendent proceeds (access required)

A school superintendent who allegedly insinuated the former Chief Technology and Information Officer, or CTIO, engaged in dishonest conduct will face claims for defamation and denial of due process for failing to provide the employee a hearing before the information ...

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More findings needed in unemployment benefits case (access required)

Where the Virginia Employment Commission denied plaintiff unemployment benefits because her employer discharged her for doing inaccurate work, the case is remanded for further proceedings. It cannot be determined from the record whether plaintiff’s acts or omissions were a willful ...

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