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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Going paperless? Workers’ Comp Commission plans electronic migration (access required)

Workers’ comp lawyers at PennStuart were due for new computers. They bought laptops. The reason? They soon will have electronic access over the Internet to the entire file of a claimant at most hearings before deputy commissioners and the Virginia ...

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Disciplinary charges filed on a lawyer in AG’s office (access required)

A top lawyer in the Virginia attorney general’s office is facing disciplinary charges accusing her of going too far in advocating against criminal defense lawyers contacting jurors after a trial. According to a notice of charges from the Virginia State ...

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Make alternative dispute resolution your day job (access required)

So you’ve finished your mediation training and gotten qualified. Now you’re a mediator. Unless your phone is constantly ringing with people requesting you to mediate, read on. Just as a law degree doesn’t guarantee legal work, mediators may need to ...

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‘Policymaking’ role can justify political hiring (access required)

Virginia county officials have qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by a Buchanan County woman who claims she was not hired as local social services director because she is active in the Republican Party. An Abingdon federal judge had ruled ...

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Law revised to enhance health care decision-making rights (access required)

For nearly two decades, all adults in Virginia have had the right to make their health care wishes known in documents called advance directives, in which they explain the health care they do or do not want in case they ...

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Health Department begins testing 44 state beaches (access required)

The Virginia Department of Health has kicked off its annual water-quality testing program at 44 state beaches. Local health department employees are going out weekly to check whether it’s safe to swim in waters off the beaches along 70 miles ...

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$2.3M, 16M cigarettes basis for smuggling plea (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A New Jersey man pleaded guilty last week to smuggling nearly 16 million cigarettes he bought from undercover federal agents in Virginia to sell in New York and New Jersey. Mark A. Frondelli, 48, of Parlin, N.J., admitted as part ...

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