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Salem lawyer Chris Clemens has garnered endorsements from three Roanoke-area bar groups for a general district judgeship that will open next year after the retirement of Judge Julian Raney, reported the Roanoke Times. The Roanoke Bar Association and the Salem/Roanoke ...

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The House of Represen-tatives on Nov. 13 passed the Attorney-Client Protection Act of 2007, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., to protect conversations between attorneys and clients under investigation, reported The Daily Press. Scott said the bill was needed to ...

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We’ve reported stories in the past about road hazards caused by stuff spilled on the highway. Concrete. Fruit. A load of eggs on the Beltway in Northern Virginia. Here’s a new one: Chicken fat. If that sounds pretty gross, it ...

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Why good employees leave – and how to retain more of them (access required)

Vickie left the mortgage company she worked with for several years for a competitor and a promotion. No one could blame her for leaving; after all, she had dreams of her own to pursue. Vickie was well-respected by her co-workers. ...

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How to choose the right commercial bank (access required)

Choosing a bank is a bit like choosing a spouse: it’s important to think about the long haul. “Sometimes, business owners focus on the immediately tangible aspect of banking: shopping for the loan rate that will save a quarter of ...

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Congressman Filner enters plea in Dulles incident (access required)

WASHINGTON—Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., has entered a plea on assault and battery charges over allegations he pushed a United Airlines baggage em-ployee at Dulles International Airport. At a hearing in Loudoun County’s General District Court last Monday Filner entered an ...

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Tangled legal trail raises questions about Bristol dream (access required)

BRISTOL—Seven years ago, city leaders embarked on dream to replicate the popular Creeper Trail in Damascus. They bought 12 miles of a former rail line in western Washington County with the idea of providing a recreational destination, for visitors as ...

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GOP names new leaders in Virginia Senate (access required)

Senate Republicans elected a new, more conservative leadership slate last Monday after losing control of the chamber in the November elections. Sen. Thomas K. Norment of James City will be the minority leader, replacing Sen. Walter Stosch of Henrico County. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 16, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the Virginia law license of Robert L. Kline III of Reisterstown, Md. According to the VSB, the suspension was based on a decision by the Maryland Court of ...

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Civil Rights – ABC Regulations – 'Suggestive' Conduct – Beach Bars & Restaurants (access required)

In a constitutional challenge filed by plaintiff restaurants and bars, a Norfolk district court enjoins enforcement of a Virginia statute, Va. Code Sect. 4.1-225(1)(h), and its implementing regulations that prohibit “noisy, lewd or disorderly conduct” in establishments regulated by the ...

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