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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Race – Arbitration Award (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court strikes plaintiff’s motion to vacate an arbitration award against him in his Title VII race and retaliation lawsuit against defendant Halliburton, as plaintiff is required to begin a new action in order to seek vacatur ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Spanish Company – Va. Long-Arm Statute (access required)

In this contract dispute arising from the importation of steel on a vessel that traveled from Barcelona, Spain to Norfolk, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says it has personal jurisdiction over defendant Spanish company through the involvement of a related ...

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Snakes on a plate

The General Assembly won’t return to Richmond until January, but the annual exercise in minting new specialty license plates is in gear already. Virginia must have more specialty/vanity tags than just about any other state in the country. And for ...

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Candidates line up to replace Hurt, Griffith (access required)

Rocky Mount lawyer Bill Stanley is among four Republicans and a Democrat who have announced that they want to replace state Sen. Robert Hurt, the Chatham Republican who won election to the House of Representatives. Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb, a ...

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Alma mater recognizes career of 4th Circuit Judge Agee (access required)

Bridgewater College presented its Distinguished Alumni Award to 4th U.S. Circuit Judge G. Steven Agee at the college’s annual President’s Dinner earlier this month. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established to annually recognize a graduate of the college for his ...

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Lynchburg task force formed to recruit pro bono attorneys (access required)

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) recently created a Task Force from members of its Pro Bono Panel to recruit members of the Lynchburg area bar to take cases for VLAS on a pro bono basis. The members of the Task ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Oct. 27, a three-judge panel of the Loudoun County Circuit Court revoked Lovettsville attorney Spencer D. Ault’s license to practice law for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, conflict of interest involving prohibited transactions, candor toward a tribunal, ...

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Former official to be sentenced for defrauding tobacco fund (access required)

Former Secretary of Finance John W. Forbes II is set to be sentenced in a $4 million fraud that targeted Virginia’s fund that promotes economic development in tobacco-dependent communities. The 54-year-old Forbes pleaded guilty in August to one count of ...

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