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Employment Discrimination – Hotel Housekeepers – Hotel Makeover (access required)

Hiring Hispanic housekeepers for seven of eight jobs at a Best Western hotel that was undergoing a $5 million makeover by new ownership did not violate Title VII, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says as it dismisses the EEOC’s complaint. ...

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Publishers file suit over ban of inmate-help book (access required)

Virginia prison officials have unconstitutionally banned inmates from receiving a book that teaches them how to file lawsuits concerning mistreatment or poor prison conditions, the book’s publishers claim in a lawsuit filed last week. National Lawyers Guild and the Center ...

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Commonwealth upgrades its government website (access required)

Virginia has upgraded its state government website. The enhancements announced Wednesday include geospatial mapping, transparency resources, real-time social networking feeds, improved organization, a blog-like news feature and citizen rating tools. Sam Nixon, the state’s chief information officer, says the improvements ...

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Interfaith group sues Grayson over building (access required)

INDEPENDENCE —An interfaith spiritual organization is suing Grayson County for refusing to allow it to build a retreat center near the New River. The Rutherford Institute said last week that it filed the lawsuit on behalf of The Oracle Institute ...

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U.Va., Fairfax hospital to study older drivers (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—A partnership between the University of Virginia and INOVA Fairfax Hospital has received a $2.5 million federal grant to set up a center that will study older drivers and passengers. University officials say the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 22, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Christopher S. Dillon of Richmond. In consenting to the revocation, Dillon acknowledged the material facts of a pending disciplinary complaint and that he violated the professional ...

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Kirby H. Porter (access required)

Kirby Hugh Porter, a former Hanover County commonwealth’s attorney, died July 13 at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. He was 50. A native of Oklahoma City, Mr. Porter graduated from Radford University and the George Mason University law school. He ...

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John M. Wilson Jr. (access required)

John Mallinson Wilson Jr., a retired Roanoke lawyer and a former president of the Roanoke Bar Association, died July 13. He was 95. Mr. Wilson was born in Roanoke and graduated from Roanoke College in 1937 and from the University ...

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George B. Little (access required)

George Borum Little, a retired Richmond lawyer who represented the Richmond School Board in the school integration and school consolidation suits in the 1960s and 1970s, died July 15. He was 84. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Little served in ...

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