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Webb criticizes sentencing policies

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is quoted in a press release about a poll conducted by an organization that opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) says the poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are ...

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Webb criticizes sentencing policies

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is quoted in a press release about a poll conducted by an organization that opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) says the poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are ...

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New JPE director appointed

Patricia Davis is the new director of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, the state’s three-year old system for surveying the performance of sitting judges. Davis served as the first Clerk of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and as a Senior ...

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Employment Discrimination – Race – Equitable Tolling

A black female manager who kept checking back with the EEOC has a filing deadline “equitably tolled,” but her employer still wins summary judgment. Jones v. Virginia Dep’t of Social Servs. (USDC-ED) (VLW 008-3-406) (20 pp.)

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Still out of court

The Virginia Court of Appeals responded today to a Supreme Court of Virginia opinion in April that took the intermediate appellate court to task for dismissing cases under Rule 5A:20(e). That provision requires that the opening brief include “[t]he principles ...

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Real Estate – Closing – Sale Proceeds – Fiduciary Duty

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses a seller’s fraud cross-claim against defendants and their title company, but says the seller can proceed with a claim for breach of fiduciary duty. NGM Insurance Co. v. Secured Title & Abstract Inc. (USDC-ED) ...

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A very cold case

A shrinking lake has produced evidence of a death that may have occurred more than 80 years ago. Mountain Lake, the centerpiece of the celebrated Mountain Lake Resort, is one of only two natural lakes in Virginia.  Estimated to be ...

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Lawyers being lawyers

Leave it to lawyers to be worried about judicial oversight. Young lawyers serving as judicial clerks dominated the audience waiting for oral argument in a Sarbanes-Oxley case this morning in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Overheard ...

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