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Ensuring safe holiday office cheer (access required)

As the year draws to a close and the holiday season fast approaches, employers can chase away any holiday fears and ensure a business full of happy holiday cheer by avoiding a few common legal pitfalls. By taking some simple ...

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$6B power plant proposed for Surry (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS—Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is proposing to build a $6 billion coal- and biomass-fired power plant on 1,600 acres in Surry County. The Glen Allen-based cooperative said Tuesday that it needs a new plant to meet an estimated doubling ...

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State’s revenue losses may reach total of $3 billion (access required)

Virginia’s projected state revenue losses may be closer to $3 billion than the $2.5 billion previously projected for the next two years, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine told his economic advisers last week. The new revenue forecasts were about $100 million ...

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Judge tosses discrim suit brought by bar against Beach (access required)

NORFOLK—A federal judge has thrown out a Virginia Beach bar’s discrimination lawsuit against the city. The owner of Hammerheads claimed that city authorities beefed up security around the oceanfront bar because it serves a largely black clientele. Hammerheads is one ...

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Criminal – Guilty Plea Withdrawal – Alford Plea (access required)

A defendant need not have been allowed to withdraw his Alford plea to various robbery-related offenses, the Court of Appeals holds, as he said he only entered the plea to “buy time” to hire a lawyer “to try to fight ...

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LeClairRyan to open office in Hartford, Conn. (access required)

Richmond-based LeClairRyan will open an office in Hartford, Conn., early next year as part of an expansion into the Northeast that began in 2006. Brian J. Donnell, formerly a partner in the Hartford office of San Francisco-based Thelen LLP, will ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Fair Debt Collection Act – Vehicle Purchase – Arbitration (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says a debtor must arbitrate all his claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, against defendant Credit Acceptance Corporation, which financed plaintiff debtor’s purchase of an automobile. Plaintiff claims defendant ...

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Griffith won’t pursue legislation on deferred judgment (access required)

House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, says he will not pursue legislation this session that would give judges the authority to defer judgment in most cases. House Bill 553 was carried over from the last session of the General ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2008, a three-judge panel of the Chesterfield County Circuit Court imposed a suspension of one year and one day on Petersburg lawyer Steven S. Biss, effective Jan. 1, 2009. According to the Virginia State Bar, in a ...

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Criminal – Speedy Trial Act – Bank Fraud – Dismissal With Prejudice (access required)

Although a Roanoke U.S. District Court thinks the bank fraud and conspiracy charges against defendant are serious, the 229-day violation of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3162, is a significant delay that has prejudiced defendant, and the charges ...

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