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Malpractice, noncompete cases lead list of writs granted (access required)

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s effort to enforce civil investigative demands on the University of Virginia, petitions from four losing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and a noncompete dispute are among the first writs granted from the Supreme Court of Virginia’s ...

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Employer faces harassment trial for third-party acts (access required)

When an employee of your biggest client is sexually harassing your employee, it’s a tough situation to manage. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hasn’t officially looked at whether an employer can be liable for harassment by non-employees. But ...

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Gov. McDonnell replaces parole board (access required)

Prisoner advocates are hopeful that Gov. Bob McDonnell’s decision to replace Virginia’s parole board will increase the number of inmates who are granted early release. With an average of 6 percent, Virginia has one of the nation’s lowest rates of ...

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Inmates who refuse haircuts sent to maximum security (access required)

Rastafarian and other inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue to try to get them to comply with the state’s grooming policy. In November the Department of Corrections ...

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U.Va. acquires rare anti-slavery manifesto (access required)

The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a declaration of independence for black Americans as well as a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to stop its ...

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Billboard, website used for leads on serial rapist (access required)

A campaign to catch a man known as the East Coast Rapist by using electronic billboards and a website is generating leads, an investigator said last week. The man is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women ...

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Arthur Williams Sinclair (access required)

Arthur Williams Sinclair, a retired circuit judge and a founder of the Prince William County Bar Association, died at home in Manassas on Feb. 25. He was 96. A lifelong resident of Prince William County, Judge Sinclair graduated from Augusta ...

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