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Wages cannot be recouped for alleged concealed wrongdoing (access required)

Plaintiff employer cannot recoup compensation paid to defendant employee while he allegedly concealed job-related wrongdoing. This letter opinion is issued to explain why it differs from an opposite conclusion another judge of this court reached in a related case. Overview ...

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Comments after massacre not of ‘public concern’ (access required)

Where a former Virginia Beach city employee was terminated for making comments that she believed a gunman who killed and injured several city employees was “pushed until he snapped” and may have been bullied by supervisors, her comments were individualized ...

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Ex-employee won’t be enjoined from new employment (access required)

Although the former employee violated a noncompete agreement by taking a new position, the request for a preliminary injunction was denied because the evidence did not show the employee received extensive or specialized training sufficient to justify the restrictions. Background ...

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Trial court rulings not challenged on appeal (access required)

Where claimant contested the denial of her claim for unemployment compensation, her appeal lacks merit because she is only challenging alleged errors of the Virginia Employment Commission instead of the trial court’s ruling. “Claimant raises several assignments of error, none ...

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Evidentiary hearing scheduled over alleged forged documents (access required)

Where the defendants presented “credible evidence” that alleged employment agreements on which plaintiffs based their claims of breach and conspiracy to steal trade secrets were forgeries, an evidentiary hearing will be held to determine if a fraud was perpetrated upon ...

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A claim of forgery: Judge wants check of authenticity of noncompete agreements (access required)


A federal judge has put on hold the usual motion to dismiss in a noncompete and trade secrets case to let the parties explore whether the alleged noncompete agreements were actually signed by the departed employees. Those employees – sales ...

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