If you work for the state report fraud at your peril

Ligon v. County of Goochland, Record No. 090250, ___ Va.___ (February 25, 2010). Ligon, the plaintiff, alleged that his former employer, Goochland County, unlawfully terminated him from his employment in the County’s Building and Grounds Department and that he was entitled to relief under the “whistleblower protection” provision in the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act […]

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You are never too busy to answer a summons

Ortiz v. Street, et al., Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-00962-JFA (E.D. Va., February 16, 2010). This case arose under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Ortiz was employed by Street as a pool service technician. In his complaint, he alleged that he worked more than forty hours a week and that Street had failed to compensate […]

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Be careful what you ask for

Capital One Services, LLC, et al. v. Foster, Civil Action No. 3:09–CV–569 (E.D. Va., February 11, 2010). On September 11, 2009, Capital One sued Foster, alleging that Foster had (1) breached an agreement by using confidential information without permission, (2) had aided and abetted current Capital One employees to violate their fiduciary duties to Capital […]

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If at first you don’t succeed

Bogan v. The Roomstore, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-00705-HEH (E.D. Va., January 29, 2010). Bogan filed a complaint against The Roomstore, Inc., alleging that his employer discriminated against him because of his race. Bogan, who is black, alleged that he was terminated for initially refusing to take a drug test. Bogan alleged that he refused […]

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Sometimes you need more than an anonymous death threat to show hostility

Ford v. Zalco Realty, Inc., et al. Civil Action No.: 1:08-cv-1318 (E.D. Va. February 1, 2010). Ford applied for a job as the building manager for a high-rise condominium. In his employment application, he disclosed a prior conviction in 1995 for misdemeanor assault. At the time he applied for the job, he had two other […]

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