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Suit over injuries allegedly suffered in Iraq returns to Richmond Circuit Court (access required)

Military contractors failed to establish the suit brought for injuries allegedly suffered by a civilian instructor in Iraq was within the federal officer removal statute. Background Eddie Legston brings this personal injury action against defendants for damages he sustained while ...

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Domestic relations lawyers sued for wiretapping (access required)

A man claimed members of his former wife’s family recorded conversations between him and his purported romantic partner, and that his wife’s attorneys used the contents of those recordings in his underlying divorce proceedings. Virginia wiretapping statutes precludes attorneys from ...

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Trucker hurt by punch to face during gas-pump argument – $1.25 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old who drove a tractor-trailer hauling logs. At about 4:50 a.m. on June 11, 2015, he pulled into Milby’s Oil in West Point to fill up his truck. Milby’s has two diesel pumps. He was the only ...

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Airline can be sued for retaliation under False Claims Act (access required)

Because an aviation maintenance technician’s complaint failed to plead facts sufficient to infer that United Airlines presented false invoices to the federal government for payment, the district court correctly dismissed two claims under the False Claims Act. However, because the ...

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Employer not liable for publicizing employment details (access required)

A former state employee’s claim that her employer publicized issues about her insubordination, attendance and incompetence was insufficient to state a claim under § 1983 because these statements all related to plaintiff’s job performance, which does not rise to the ...

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