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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Labor – FLSA – Overtime Pay – Court- Facilitated Notice (access required)

In this collective action complaint under the Fair Labor Standards Act for overtime pay for travel time and time spent waiting for assignments, the district court denies plaintiff’s motion for court-facilitated notice to possible claimants. Presently, plaintiffs have two claims ...

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Labor – FLSA – Overtime Pay – Manager Status (access required)

Although plaintiff held the job title of “Manager of Marketing and Communi-cations,” he is not required to plead in his suit alleging FLSA violations that he is not exempt from overtime pay standards. This suit alleges violations of the Fair ...

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Time-based billing (access required)

A recent survey completed by William G. Ross, professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, is ruffling some feathers. Ross has a special interest in billing ethics, and has done two previous surveys of this sort. In ...

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Oh, brother: Advising a family business (access required)

As a family business consultant, I have found lawyers to be some of the smartest professionals with whom I work. As a group, they are highly conceptual and intellectually curious about how to resolve the most complex of issues. They ...

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How to … choose office furniture (access required)

Furniture can have a major effect on how employees feel about the company they work for and their position there. It can also affect their job performance and health. For instance, an employee who sits in a non-adjustable chair at ...

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Fair Credit claim wins $100K in punitives (access required)

A credit reporting agency has to pay a consumer $100,000 in punitive damages for failing to reinvestigate false information in a consumer credit report. On Aug. 27, a Richmond federal district court denied Trans Union LLC’s post-verdict motions seeking to ...

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New time-sheet demands for defense lawyers (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia returned 3,627 vouchers to court-appointed attorneys in the first two months of the fiscal year because the forms were filled out incorrectly. That’s in the context of about 30,000 total vouchers, but the numbers—together with ...

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Holocaust exhibit funding is a new venture for VLF (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation will provide a $100,000 leadership gift for the Nuremberg Courtroom exhibit at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. The VLF also will jointly operate the educational aspects of the project through a five-member commission that will include two ...

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Seeking 2007's ?Leaders in the Law' (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is seeking nominees for the 2007 “Leaders in the Law” awards. These awards honor lawyers who are changing practice, advancing the law, im-proving the justice system and setting the standard for other lawyers. An online nomination form ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Robert G. Ulrich, an appeals court judge from Kansas City, Mo., will begin teaching this fall at the Liberty University law school. He will teach several new courses and help the school develop a center focusing on international human rights. ...

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