CaseNEW DIMENSIONS, INC. v. CATHERINE TARQUINI
(Record Number 120760)
FromCircuit Court of Prince William County, Gaylord L. Finch, Jr., Judge.
CounselRobert J. Zelnick and Patrick V. Foltz (Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson, P.C.) for appellant.
Jeffrey M. Summers (The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Summers, PLLC) for appellee.
Assignments of Error
- The trial court erred by granting Tarquini’s motion in limine and barring NDI from presenting evidence of its seniority and merit-based compensation system, because said statutory defenses are expressly set forth in the EPA and are not defenses that must be affirmatively pled.
- The trial court erred by granting Tarquini’s motion in limine and barring NDI from presenting evidence of its seniority and merit-based compensation system because Tarquini was fully aware of the substance and nature of these defenses and could not have suffered any surprise or prejudice by their assertion at trial.
- The trial court erred when it relieved Tarquini of the burden of establishing, to a reasonable degree of specificity, the attorneys’ fees and costs associated with her EPA claim.
- The trial court erred in awarding Tarquini attorneys’ fees of $116,282.50 because Tarquini failed to carry her burden to show that said fees were reasonable and necessary to her claim under the EPA.
- The trial court erred when it awarded Tarquini costs in the amount of $8,478.55, because costs attributable to copying, court reporters’ fees, facsimile costs, Fedex [sic] costs, filing fees, messenger service, and postage were not established with reasonable specificity and are not recoverable under Virginia law.