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Employee’s PTSD wasn’t reason for termination

Where a government contractor terminated the plaintiff’s employment because he lost authorization to access the Quantico worksite, and not because of his post-traumatic stress disorder/anxiety disorder or PTSD/AD, it prevailed on his disability discrimination claim. Background Joseph Salmoiraghi sued Veritiss ...

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Plaintiff injured after escalator came to abrupt stop — $330,000 settlement

Type of action: Premises liability/negligence Injuries alleged: Lower extremities and abrasions to torso, upper extremities, and head. Additional diagnoses include mild traumatic brain injury, PTSD, neurocognitive disorder and major depressive disorder Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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Former trustee’s authority to hire attorneys for estate challenged

Because employing a law firm on behalf of a bankruptcy estate amounts to acting for the estate, the bankruptcy court must determine whether a Chapter 11 trustee has standing to hire professional persons on behalf of an estate after the ...

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Paid leave is not an ‘unfavorable personnel action’

Where a bank employee was placed on paid leave after she complained about her colleagues’ conduct, her allegation that the bank violated the antiretaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, fails. Placing an employee on paid administrative leave does ...

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New judges confirmed to federal bench

U.S. Capitol building

Three Virginia federal judgeships have been filled recently as the U.S. Senate confirmed more of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees. Patricia Tolliver Giles and Michael S. Nachmanoff were confirmed to seats on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...

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School sanctioned for failing to maintain assault investigation records

Where a school board directly violated its own policy by failing to preserve certain documents relating to the school’s investigation into a student’s allegations that she had been sexually assaulted during an overnight school trip, the board was sanctioned for ...

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Plaintiff awarded unpaid overtime under FSLA

After a home health care worker established that her employer failed to compensate her for overtime, the Eastern District of Virginia court found her entitled to unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees under FLSA. Background Plaintiff sued Kare Management ...

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