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At this newspaper, we’re always looking for more information to present to you, and for better ways to present it. The opinion digests that we publish each week give you a heads-up on the latest cases decided by Virginia’s state ...

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IOLTA bill headed to Senate floor (access required)

A bill to allow for mandatory use of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts is on its way to full Virginia Senate. Despite concerns about possible burdens on solo and small-firm lawyers, and despite the death of a companion bill in ...

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Commonwealth dodges default in basketball case

Virginia has avoided automatic liability to a New York college based on the failure to file a timely answer to a lawsuit over hiring of a James Madison University basketball coach. A New York judge last month vacated his earlier ...

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ERISA Claimant Wins Long-Term Disability Benefits (access required)

A former payroll and benefits clerk whose work ethic was “unsurpassed,” according to her employer, is entitled to long-term disability benefits under the employer’s ERISA benefits plan for her inability to work due to disabling fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis; ...

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Fairfax bar seeks judge funding, but not from VSB

The 2,145-member Fairfax Bar Association has chimed in with the pleas for filling Virginia judicial vacancies. An FBA resolution this week urges General Assembly members to fully fund all vacant judgeships and to reject the governor’s plan to use $5 ...

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Counsel Correspondence Not Rule 68 Offer of Judgment (access required)

In this FLSA overtime-pay case filed by employees of a mortgage loan company, correspondence from employer’s defense attorney to plaintiffs’ counsel, offering to settle the individual plaintiffs’ claims in full, did not moot the plaintiffs’ claims for overtime pay, and ...

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