Tag Archives: Judge Glen E. Conrad

Government official lacked authority to enter settlement pact (access required)

The director of the Knoxville and Lexington offices of The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSMRE, lacked actual authority to enter into a purported settlement agreement with mine operators. Although the operators alleged the director had apparent ...

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Default vacated after employer advances meritorious defense (access required)

A plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment against his employer was denied because the employer was “reasonably” prompt in moving to vacate default, proffered a meritorious defense to the discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment claims, including that the plaintiff ...

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Rider not within scope of employment at time of bike accident (access required)

The exclusivity provision in the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act did not apply to a bicycle rider struck by a vehicle while riding to work on the Virginia Tech campus because the injury did not arise out of the course of ...

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Claim that termination based on refusal to join in criminal act fails (access required)

The former employees’ amended complaint did not allege facts plausibly suggesting they were asked or directed to engage in a criminal act by insurance providers that could lead to prosecution under Virginia law, or that their termination was based on ...

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Radiologist not entitled to long-term disability benefits (access required)

Although a radiologist argued the long-term disability provider erred in interpreting the policy’s definition of disability, he failed to carry his burden of demonstrating an abuse of discretion because the provider’s interpretation was not unreasonable. Background In this action brought ...

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