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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Five days flat

The other shoe has dropped in the case of the Maryland judge who got upset and flattened the tire of the cleaning woman who parked in his parking spot. You may recall the story, reported here back in January: Charles ...

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Input sought on VSB control of MCLE rules

The Virginia State Bar has posted for comment proposed changes to the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education rule. As we reported earlier this month, a task force appointed by immediate-past VSB President Jon D. Huddleston has recommended that VSB Council have ...

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Employment Discrimination – Tenured School Administrators – Reassignment (access required)

A defendant school board wins summary judgment in this suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violation of tenured school administrators’ rights in their eventual reassignments, in this case from Abingdon U.S. District Court. This case arose after the Virginia ...

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Criminal – Medicaid Recipients – Restitution – Inadequate Training (access required)

A defendant convicted of conspiracy for using improperly trained and certified Personal Care Assistants in her business providing home care to Medicaid recipients is not required to pay $130,157 in restitution, says a Charlottesville U.S. District Court, because the government ...

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Civil Rights – Prison Inmate – Deliberate Indifference – Inmate Assault (access required)

The 4th Circuit says a prison inmate has stated a civil rights claim for deliberate indifference by defendant prison officers; defendant alleges a prison guard sent him into a housing block for cleaning supplies, knowing he would encounter a hostile ...

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Civil Rights – Election Law – S.C. ‘Sore Loser’ Statute (access required)

Although South Carolina’s “sore loser” statute operated to deprive the Green Party of its preferred candidate on the general ballot, after this same candidate lost the Democratic Party nomination, the 4th Circuit says the statute, as applied to the Green ...

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Virginia law firms make ‘prestige’ ranking

Oh, those lists and rankings. They’re irresistible. Today’s entry comes from Vault.com, which has just released its latest “Prestige” index of the “Top 100 Law Firms for 2011.” According to Vault’s January-through-April survey of 15,000 law associates, New York law ...

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