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Pomp and circumstance

It’s graduation season, and all across Virginia, indeed the country, schools will be holding commencement ceremonies, conferring degrees and welcoming new members of the community of educated individuals. Some law schools graduate their students with everyone else, and some schools ...

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What to keep in your employee files (access required)

The lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client, Abraham Lincoln once said. But the solo or small firm lawyer may represent him or herself as IT Director, Chief Marketing Officer or Director of Human Resources for the ...

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Cigarette makers challenge new reg (access required)

A cigarette maker wants to introduce a new brand of smoke called “Tucson.” There’s one problem: An auto company already makes a car called a “Tucson,” and a new federal reg gets in the way. Renegade Tobacco is one of ...

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Civil Procedure – Rule 68 – Withdrawal Of Offer (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court says defendant hospital may revoke its Rule 68 offer of judgment of $150,000 after it learned plaintiff patient, contrary to his discovery responses, had been receiving narcotic pain medication from multiple doctors. Plaintiff claims he ...

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Hassell to step down as Chief (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges Tuesday that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Balancing budgets, balancing caseloads

NORFOLK – Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will not invoke his constitutional power to reassign judges to courts suffering under heavy caseloads. His declaration came earlier today during his State of the Judiciary address to Virginia circuit ...

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Wilder’s son gets education position

Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Larry Wilder, the son of former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, as a special assistant on re-entry education. The younger Wilder practiced law for 14 years but more recently has been involved in what a press ...

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Hassell to step down as chief

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges today that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...

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Balancing budgets, balancing caseloads (access required)

NORFOLK – Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will not invoke his constitutional power to reassign judges to courts suffering under heavy caseloads. His declaration came earlier today during his State of the Judiciary address to Virginia circuit ...

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