If you work for an elected official, you should refrain from registering your “voter disapproval.”

Vanterpool v. Cuccinelli, Case 3:13-cv-513 (E.D. Va. Feb. 7, 2014). In this case, the plaintiff, Ms. Vanterpool, had been an Assistant Attorney General in Virginia. On May 5, 2012, an anonymous comment appeared on the website of the Washington Post, calling Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli an “egomaniac” who was never in his office and […]

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Manager beware: You may find yourself named as a defendant in a wrongful discharge case.

VanBuren v. Grubb, Record No. 120348 (Va. Sup. Ct., November 1, 2012). Angela VanBuren sued her former employer, Virginia Highlands Orthopedic Spine Center, LLC (“Virginia Highlands”) and her former supervisor, Dr. Stephen Grubb, in the District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Ms. VanBuren asserted several causes of action in her complaint, but for […]

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