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Federal courts back Justice Department's position in 2 religious liberty cases

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal courts have upheld the U.S. Justice Department's (DOJ) positions on two separate cases involving religious liberty issues, according to the department.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 21, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says he was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Ruling in exotic dancers independent contractor's case could affect other industries

By Dawn Brotherton | Jun 23, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) —The Fourth Circuit Court upheld a ruling that two Maryland dance clubs had misclassified exotic dancers as independent contractors. One attorney believes the ruling is significant for all businesses who have agreements with independent contractors.

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