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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Circuit court can decide redistricting issue, Supreme Court says (access required)

In a case fraught with separation of powers issues, the Supreme Court of Virginia has refused to block or review a lawsuit challenging the General Assembly’s congressional redistricting plan . In a pair of orders issued Tuesday, the court both ...

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Two more appeals court candidates

The Virginia State Bar’s deadline for candidates to request an interview for possible endorsement is tomorrow. There are two new names to add to the list of interested individuals: * Patricia Palmer Nagel, a solo practitioner in Williamsburg. * Montgomery ...

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Intracompany Complaints Are ‘Protected Activity’ (access required)

A medical technologist’s complaints within her company about time-sheet alterations that allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act are protected activity and she may sue under the FLSA’s antiretaliation provision, 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3), on a complaint that she was ...

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Lawyer opposes public notice bill (access required)

Dear Editor, I have just seen a copy of Senate Bill 664, offered to the Senate Jan. 20, 2012, by its patron, Sen. Ralph K. Smith. The purpose of the bill is to amend and reenact §15.2-107.1 of the Virginia ...

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Bring back office of Appellate Defender (access required)

Dear Editor: I write in support of the budget amendment introduced by Sen. Chap Petersen that will reestablish the Appellate Defender’s office. In 2009, the Appellate Defender’s office was shuttered, a victim of budget cuts. Now we have an opportunity ...

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Woman sues over mold in military rental housing (access required)

NORFOLK—A company that manages rental housing for military families in Hampton Roads is being sued by a woman who claims she was sickened by mold in her home. Richmond-based lawyer David S. Bailey filed the lawsuit on behalf of Shelley ...

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Gov. McDonnell kicks off food drive for businesses (access required)

Virginia’s business community should launch a competitive food drive to help nonprofit organizations feed people across the state who are hungry. That’s according to Gov. Bob McDonnell, who on Wednesday announced the “Governor’s Bowl” food and fund drive, an effort ...

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