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Troutman opens Beijing office

Troutman Sanders LLP has opened an office in Beijing. The new office is the third in China for the firm, which started a Hong Kong office in 1997 and an office in Shanghai in 2007. With the addition, Troutman has ...

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Va. Beach also wants more say on study

Lawyers and legislators in Northern Virginia aren’t happy at the lack of representation for their region on a Virginia Supreme Court committee appointed to oversee recommendations on court realignments, as reported last week. (See “NoVa wants more say on court ...

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And Ringo was his name-O

Sean Sowards was cruising along Interstate 77 in western North Carolina one day, heading home to Ohio after visiting Atlanta. Probably had some good tunes going. He was pushing the speed limit just a little, which was 70 mph for ...

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Employer social media policies too broad, NLRB says

The National Labor Relations Board has released the third in a series of memos that detail common pitfalls in employment social media policies. The report, which was released last month, stressed that policy provisions are unlawful if they interfere with ...

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Court upholds health care law

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care law, finding the critical individual mandate provision valid under Congress’ taxing powers, although not under its power to regulate commerce. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who opposed the health ...

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Justices are people, too

Big week for the U.S. Supreme Court, between the Arizona immigration decision on Monday and the anticipated “Obamacare” case this morning. You can bet both the proponents and the opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have their ...

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Sullivan to stay at U.Va.

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors Tuesday unanimously reversed its earlier decision to oust school president Teresa Sullivan. The school announced the decision in a news release available on its website. Sullivan was asked to resign earlier this month ...

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Governor accepting judge applications

Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to know “as soon as practicable” if you want to be a judge. The governor has authority to fill circuit court judgeships left unfilled by the General Assembly. There are three, in the 6th, 10th and ...

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Sentencing commission has new director

The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission has appointed Meredith Farrar-Owens as its new director, the Supreme Court of Virginia has announced. Farrar-Owens is the second person to serve as director since the Sentencing Commission was established by the General Assembly in ...

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