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EDVA: Immunity protects neither city nor police officer (access required)

Private boat maintenance workers, who were injured while aboard a Norfolk vessel when an allegedly incompetent Norfolk police officer caused it to capsize during a sea trial, sufficiently stated maritime tort and negligence claims against the City and the officer ...

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Bon Mots: March 2018 Edition

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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EDVA: FLSA plaintiffs win nearly $700,000 in fees, costs (access required)

After approving a settlement of $285,000 for the Plaintiffs’ wage claims, a federal court also awarded about 80 percent of their requested fees, noting that the Defendant fought every issue “to its last breath.” Background This is a Fair Labor ...

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EDVA: FLSA plaintiffs win nearly $700,000 in fees, costs (access required)

After approving a settlement of $285,000 for the Plaintiffs’ wage claims, a federal court also awarded about 80 percent of their requested fees, noting that the Defendant fought every issue “to its last breath.” Background This is a Fair Labor ...

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Va. Beach student merits private placement, fees (access required)

The court upheld an administrative decision finding that Virginia Beach city schools had failed to provide appropriate education to a special-needs child for multiple years and, accordingly, her family was entitled to reimbursement for private placement as well as attorney ...

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Decedent’s husband not a “slayer,” should get benefits (access required)

Nearly two years after his wife’s death, Defendant Can Chau Nguyen could not be considered a “slayer” and was entitled to her life-insurance benefits, whether or not county sheriffs had officially “ruled him out” as a suspect in her death. ...

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