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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Soccer player’s sex harassment suit revived

Apparently the “take it like a man” defense has limits when it comes to women’s sports. When Melissa Jennings played soccer for the legendary women’s team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she tried to keep a ...

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Consultant to advise on Richmond circuit dockets

A California court consulting firm will help Richmond Circuit Court judges develop a new case management system. Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. recently wrote Richmond Chief Judge Walter W. Stout III that he has selected Christopher Crawford of Justice ...

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Pro se ‘frequent filers’ whacked in E.D.

Eastern District judges are cracking down on their frequent filers – pro se plaintiffs who keep using federal court filings as therapy for grievances, real or imagined. U.S. District Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr. in Newport News says that plaintiff ...

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Two Central Virginia divorce practices to wed

Two prominent Central Virginia family law practices have joined forces. Effective today, Hopewell attorney Lawrence D. Diehl will merge his practice with The Barnes Law Firm, headed by Edward D. Barnes. The firm will operate under the name Barnes & ...

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Employment – Public Employee – Termination Grievance – Standing (access required)

A city employee who occupied a grant-funded position at the time of his termination does not have standing to grieve his termination under city personnel rules. Under Richmond City Personnel Rule 7.3(g), employees occupying temporary positions are not covered by ...

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Municipal – Annexation – School Location (access required)

The circuit court denies reconsideration of its earlier decision in this dispute between the Town of Purcellville and Loudoun County over the town’s participation, under the parties’ annexation agreement, in administrative procedures related to location of a proposed high school ...

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Partnerships – Wind- Up – Contract (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging an agreement between the parties to share management fees under a contract with a third party, the court holds that there must first be a winding-up of the parties’ partnership, and that plaintiff does not have ...

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Administrative – Sexual Abuse Finding – Disposition Reversed (access required)

A finding by the Department of Social Services that a complaint that a physician father had sexually abused his two-year old daughter is reversed because the agency record does not support the finding, in light of record evidence and corroboration ...

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