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Employment – Contract – Restrictive Covenant – Duty Of Loyalty

An employee who renegotiated his employment to at-will status with plaintiff employer who said the employee was violating restrictive covenants, and who did not sign an agreement with new restrictive covenants, cannot be sued for breach of contract but can ...

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Attorneys’ fees claim called “outrageous”

Lawyers for four Gloucester County supervisors “disregarded good billing judgment and went straight for the stars,” according to a motion filed Tuesday by substitute Commonwealth’s Attorney John “Jack” T. Randall. Randall issued the motion in response to the attempt by ...

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1,100 state workers to get the ax?

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will propose layoffs for 1,100 state employees and a 30-cent increase in the cigarette tax to balance the state budget.  Another 700 vacant state jobs would not be filled ...

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ACLU supports disgruntled Gloucester citizens

The ACLU of Virginia thinks those angry Gloucester County citizens who tried to oust four county supervisors should not be penalized for their activism.  The ACLU is announcing that it will consider coming to the citizens’ defense if they are ...

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Service of process by Facebook?

Don’t try this in Virginia, but it appears to have worked in Australia – up to a point. Frustrated at not being able to serve a foreclosure notice by conventional means, an Australian lawyer sent the legal documents to a ...

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Service of process by Facebook?

Don’t try this in Virginia, but it appears to have worked in Australia – up to a point. Frustrated at not being able to serve a foreclosure notice by conventional means, an Australian lawyer sent the legal documents to a ...

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Negligence – Workers’ Comp Bar – Eye Injury – Treatment Delay

A 19-year-old laborer who lost sight in his eye after the laborer’s supervisor and his uncle both refused his requests for medical treatment after an injury at work, cannot sue the employer for negligence for failure to provide him with ...

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William Courtney King Jr. dies

William Courtney King Jr., a civic leader and long-time Roanoke attorney, died this past Sunday. He was 85. Mr. King served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After working in New York City, he practiced ...

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Tort – Defamation – Bar Complaint

A divorce lawyer’s defamation case can proceed against a client’s father-in-law who allegedly cited “the Duke case” and threatened the lawyer with a bar complaint unless the lawyer’s and husband’s “actions” toward wife and granddaughter “progress[ed] in the right direction,” ...

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