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Look Ma, no hands

…on the cell phone anyway, if the Virginia Senate gets its way. If you’ve ever been out on the road and seen a car come at you driven by (1) a distracted teenager or (2) a distracted mom in a ...

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Snow-ver it!

There appears to be no rest for the weather-weary. The fourth major snowstorm of the winter is gearing up to hit the mid-Atlantic, and the Twitterverse is calling it “snoverkill.”* Follow this local trending topic on Twitter and, amid the ...

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Mac vs. PC: The VLW Poll results are in

A couple weeks ago, Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Web site ran a poll asking lawyers to weigh in on which type of computer platform they used in their practice: Mac or PC? The poll closed today after receiving 100 replies, and ...

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Philip Morris spared huge Florida verdict

A Florida judge said he plans to slash a $300 million verdict against Philip Morris, calling the jury award to a former smoker "excessive" and "shocking." Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld indicated Friday that he would reduce the award, according ...

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Virginia Senate OKs ban on sexual orientation bias   (access required)

(AP) A bill that would write into law the past two governors’ executive orders banning bias in the state work force based on sexual orientation won Senate passage Monday. Sen. Don McEachin’s bill advanced from the Democratic-controlled Senate on a ...

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Advocates push abortion-rights license plate in Va (access required)

(AP) Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the “Choose Life” license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they’re working to balance the bumper debate. Activists are pushing a “Trust Women/Respect Choice” license plate in Virginia, which would ...

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Bill would jack up filing fees (access required)

Seventy-five dollars to file a warrant in debt and $500 to file a civil suit seeking less than $50,000? How about $1,000 to file a million-dollar lawsuit? Times are tough for the state, and Senate Bill 329 tries to make ...

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