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Employers: Revisit your Family Leave policies (access required)

In January, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008. Among other things, the NDAA amends the Family Medical Leave Act to permit a “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin” to take up ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: John H. “Jay” Underwood II, founding Public Defender for the City of Portsmouth, recently lost an 18-month battle to pancreatic cancer, a fight he took on as strongly as he took on prosecutors seeking to convict his clients. ...

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Environmental – Clean Water Act – County Wastewater Discharge – ‘Diligent Prosecution’ (access required)

A Maryland environmental group’s suit alleging a county’s discharge of treated wastewater into the Piney Run stream violates the Clean Water Act is barred under 33 U.S.C. § 1365(b)(1)(B), as the 4th Circuit upholds the district court’s determination that the ...

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The VLW Web site instruction manual: Opinions (access required)

Second in a series of articles on how to use to the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site. Since Virginia Lawyers Weekly first hit the presses almost 22 years ago, we’ve been the commonwealth’s leading source in digesting and providing ...

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Crime Commission to begin examination of gun show sales (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission will take a limited look at the private sale of guns at shows, which has been criticized by advocates of gun control. In Virginia, private sellers at gun shows don’t have to run background checks ...

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Gov. Kaine to call June roads session (access required)

Legislators will return to Richmond one more time this year, said Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. Kaine said in a radio interview on April 24 that within the next two weeks he will call a special session on transportation funding for ...

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Government approves Metrorail extension in Northern Virginia (access required)

McLEAN—The federal government has given tentative approval to a planned Metrorail extension in Northern Virginia. The approval announced last Wednesday is a critical step toward obtaining the needed $900 million in federal funding for the $5 billion project. It would ...

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Three honored for Model Judiciary Program work (access required)

Gov. Tim Kaine presented three YMCA Service to Youth Awards at the opening ceremonies of the Virginia Model General Assembly program held in Richmond last month. The recipients were Fairfax General District Judge Ian M. O’Flaherty, Reston lawyer Michael J. ...

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Judge wants assurances medication will continue (access required)

A federal judge said he will not sentence a man convicted of bank fraud to a prison term unless the U.S. Bureau of Prisons assures him the defendant will continue to receive needed medications. U.S. District Judge Robert Payne delayed ...

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Effort to halt demolition of Danville textile complex fails (access required)

DANVILLE—A legal effort to halt demolition of the historic Dan River Mills complex has failed. The Danville Historical Society was denied its request for an injunction against crews dismantling the textile complex. Circuit Judge David Melesco issued the ruling last ...

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