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‘Miranda’ warnings can expedite ex parte contact (access required)

An employee claims she was fired when male coworkers were kept on after comparable misconduct. Her lawyer wants to talk to the employer’s former human relations manager about what happened. Under Virginia rules, a defendant employer can’t necessarily stop the ...

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Writing a ‘mental health’ policy for your firm (access required)

By Nancy Byerly Jones Alcoholism, substance abuse and depression among attorneys usually receive the most attention at CLE programs and in publications. This makes sense in light of the continuing (and alarming) rise in the numbers of individuals suffering from ...

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Obituary (access required)

John W. Scott Jr. John W. Scott Jr., one of six students who integrated a Fredericksburg high school and later the area’s first black judge, died Wednesday, a day after having eye surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He ...

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Transfer of Dulles Toll Road challenged in Supreme Court (access required)

The same court that two months ago struck down Virginia’s regional transportation financing plans is now considering a similar case challenging the state’s planned transfer of the Dulles Toll Road to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The Virginia Supreme Court ...

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Webb files bill clarifying privacy of student records (access required)

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb last week introduced legislation aimed at easing school officials’ concerns over when it is appropriate to disclose student records. Webb’s announcement comes almost a year after a disturbed gunman killed 32 students and himself at Virginia ...

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State’s tax collections improve despite housing market slump (access required)

Virginia’s general fund collections were up slightly last month, even as the nation’s economy continued its nose dive and Virginia’s housing market cooled. Thanks to increased income tax collections and fewer tax refunds, revenues for core government operations like public ...

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Warner takes huge financial lead over GOP rivals for Senate seat (access required)

Democrat Mark R. Warner raised more than five times the campaign cash for his U.S. Senate bid the first three months of this year than both of his Republican rivals combined. Warner received nearly $2.5 million in the first quarter ...

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Comey, former deputy U.S. AG, gets award from UR law school (access required)

James B. Comey received the University of Richmond law school’s William Green Award for Professional Excellence last week. The Green Award is the highest honor given by the law school in recognition of those who have made a great contribution ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 9, 2007, Bruce C. Britton of Reston petitioned the Supreme Court of Virginia for reinstatement of his license to practice law. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board will hear the petition on June 27 at 9 a.m. in ...

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