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Orrstown hires Holt as Maryland market president

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After expanding its Maryland business through a merger this spring, Orrstown Financial Services Inc. has hired former BB&T Regional President Christopher D. Holt to head up its operations in the Old Line state. Holt has been named the first-ever Maryland ...

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Rulings are expanding the definition of ‘protected class’

There was a time when human resources practitioners and employment attorneys could list the “protected classes” — groups of people protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace — like counting to five: race, color, religion, sex and national origin. ...

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For women, a lifetime of healthy habits goes a long way

Daily decisions about what we eat or whether we’re active can come back to haunt us or help us. “It’s the little choices we make every day that end up playing out in our long-term health,” said Elizabeth Bostock M.D., ...

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South Carolina personal injury lawyer sues son over firm’s name

A prominent personal injury attorney in South Carolina’s Low Country is suing his son for trademark infringement for using his birth name in advertising his new, independent law firm. George Sink Sr. alleges that George “Ted” Sink Jr. and the ...

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Defense attorneys seek antidote to ‘reptile theory’ courtroom tactics

RICHMOND, Va. — Accusations that so-called “reptile” tactics might crawl out of a federal pothole injury case failed to alarm a magistrate judge this month. Ruling on pretrial motions, the judge declined to impose a protective order governing depositions of ...

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Waiting period for suits by federal workers starts with complaint

The 180-day waiting period that federal employees must adhere to before filing a discrimination lawsuit against their employer begins upon filing an initial complaint, and not upon each subsequent amendment to that complaint, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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