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Monthly Archives: June 2008

How to Choose a staffing firm (access required)

(Dolan Media Newswires) According to the American Staffing Association, the top three reasons companies use a staffing firm are to fill a temporary vacancy, provide extra support during busy seasons and staff special short-term projects. Staffing firms can do all ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Police Officer – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

Plaintiffs are not entitled to a jury for determination of a police officer’s plea of sovereign immunity, and the Prince George Circuit Court finds that a reasonable fact finder could only conclude that the officer exceeded his authority when he ...

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Wine industry thriving with new distribution scheme (access required)

CROZET (AP) Virginia’s wine industry was saved on the stone porch of David King’s estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Court challenges had put the cork on decades-old legislation that allowed wineries to deliver their products directly ...

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Rotundas to leave GMU for California law school (access required)

Constitutional law scholar and legal ethics expert Ronald D. Rotunda will leave Northern Virginia’s George Mason University School of Law after going public with a spat between his wife and another GMU professor. In pulling up stakes in Fairfax this ...

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

The VLW Blog is a centerpiece of the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site (www.valawyersweekly.com). Founded in March 2007, the VLW Blog originally was hosted on the popular Blogger platform. When our new site debuted in April, we imported all ...

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Criminal – Suspended Sentence Reduction – Jurisdiction (access required)

A trial court did not err in ruling that it did not have jurisdiction to entertain defendant’s motion to reduce the remaining period of his suspended sentence on a marijuana conviction, the Court of Appeals holds. Virginia Code § 19.2-303 ...

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State: Beach must double length of pipeline for safety (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—State regulators say the City of Virginia Beach needs to more than double the length of a proposed $15 million storm water pipeline to minimize potential contact with swimmers, surfers and boaters. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously ...

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