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Monthly Archives: November 2008

No “class action” for lottery lawsuit

Scott Hoover apparently will have to go it alone in his quest for reimbursement from the Virginia Lottery. Hoover is the Washington & Lee University professor who challenged the state lottery system on its advertised odds for certain scratch-off games.  ...

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Dollars & sense for women lawyers

On average, a female equity partner in a law firm earns $87,000 a year less than a male equity partner, according to figures released today by the National Association of Women Lawyers. NAWL says its 3rd annual survey is the ...

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VSB computer goof: When 1 + 1 + 1 = 1

Did you get a nastygram from the Virginia State Bar in the mail last week? One that told you that you didn’t have enough CLE hours? You’re not alone. I was one of the unlucky ones. But I was left ...

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Social Networking for Lawyers (access required)

For anyone who’s been keeping up with the trend, it’s no surprise that social networking sites have become more than just a place for teens and young adults to interact with their friends. More and more savvy businesspeople are starting ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Air Traffic Controller – Hostile Environment

A female air traffic controller gets another shot at proving her “hostile environment” case because an Alexandria U.S. District Court erred in refusing to consider affidavits from coworkers about conduct plaintiff did not personally witness. Ziskie v. Mineta (USCA) (VLW ...

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Employment – Public Employee – Grievance – Sick Leave Bank (access required)

A former recreation employee for the City of Norfolk can grieve her termination with a complaint about use of the Sick Leave Bank and denial of benefits, even though her complaint asked for damages and did not clearly seek reinstatement, ...

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