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Ex-Bush official reprimanded by bar (access required)

Monica Marie Goodling, the key figure in the controversy about the political hiring and firing of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration, has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar. A VSB subcommittee concluded that Goodling, a member ...

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Court strikes claim after lie about therapy

A hearing-impaired employee who sued Walmart for disability discrimination forfeited both her lawyer and her claim for damages when she lied about receiving mental health treatment. Stephanie Holmes worked four years as a stocker for a Walmart in Alexandria. She ...

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Leesburg lawyer disbarred in Md. for forging estate plan (access required)

A Leesburg lawyer who succumbed to the pleas of a grieving family by falsifying estate planning documents has been disbarred in Maryland, despite a judge’s finding that the dishonest conduct was unlikely to recur. The Court of Appeals of Maryland, ...

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Not-So-Great Depression

Why are so many lawyers unhappy? It’s a question that keeps the therapists in business but it’s not easily answered. A clinical psychologist in DC, in a piece called “The Depressed Lawyer,” cites a report finding that lawyers have the ...

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VBA selects Fairfax Bar’s McGhee as executive director

Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, was named today as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. In announcing the appointment, VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and ...

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Hostile Environment Claim Remanded on Shift Supervisor Response (access required)

An employer survives summary judgment on most of the EEOC’s claims of a hostile work environment at a Maryland fiberglass tank plant, characterized by racial harassment of several African-American employees by multiple white employees over a two-year period, from racist ...

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