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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Successor Defendant – Virginia Sheriff (access required)

A Virginia sheriff may be an independent constitutional sheriff, but a successor sheriff has to face a successful Title VII sexual harassment claim filed against her predecessor, the 4th Circuit says. Lespia King, a former deputy in the sheriff’s office ...

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House OKs bill banning implanted tracking devices (access required)

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would ban the forced implantation of tracking devices in people. Warning of sinister privacy intrusions in an Orwellian world, Del. Mark Cole, R-Stafford, said the bill means no one could be ...

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Termination of parental rights bills fail (access required)

Del. H. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, and Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, agreed that children can be kept in limbo far too long by proceedings to terminate parental rights. But they had different approaches to reducing the delay. Griffith’s House Bill ...

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McAuliffe making bid to buy paper factory (access required)

Terry McAuliffe, an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 2009, is in the running again – this time, to buy a soon-to-close Southside paper factory he wants to convert to a wood-fired power plant. McAuliffe and other investors are pitching the ...

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Casteen: Recession’s real cost won’t be felt until 2012 (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—University of Virginia President John Casteen says the real cost of the recession won’t be felt until 2012. That’s the year federal stimulus funds, which have softened the impact of state budget cuts, will dry up. Even with the stimulus ...

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Bill for sales tax for online retailers advances in Senate (access required)

A bill that would force online retailers to pay the same Virginia sales taxes as traditional stores advanced Wednesday from a Senate committee. On a voice vote with only one dissent, the Senate Finance Committee advanced Sen. Emmett Hanger’s Senate ...

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Legislators report fewer gifts and perks in 2009 (access required)

Legislators reported receiving $144,000 in gifts and perks last year, not counting more than $106,000 in state-funded trips to conferences. But hard times may be taking their toll. The value of gifts, air travel, hunting expeditions, sports junkets, wining-and-dining and ...

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Senate kills McDonnell’s drilling royalties measure (access required)

The Virginia Senate has killed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to allocate royalties from possible offshore oil and gas drilling to pay for Virginia’s government services, calling it a “fantasy.” Democrats argued that Congress was not likely to approve the lease ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Jan. 22, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Virginia Beach attorney Brian Gay’s license to practice law for 60 days for violating disciplinary rules that govern declining or terminating representation, diligence, fees, conflict of interest: general rule, and ...

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