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DOMA guidance could spur new litigation wave (access required)


WASHINGTON — Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a statutory provision banning the recognition of same-sex marriages for federal purposes in June, business owners and their attorneys have been awaiting guidance from federal agencies as to how that ...

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Headline of the Day, sports edition

You have to be familiar with Rice-a-Roni, and you have to know their jingle for this one to make sense, but USA Today has a piece this morning on the woes of the San Francisco 49ers, the defending NFC champions ...

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Grant money will help problem-solving courts

A federal grant will help pay for treatment and recovery support services for participants in three specialty courts in Norfolk, including a “re-entry court” aimed at offenders returning home after a period of incarceration. The Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s office ...

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Albemarle prosecutor claims online harassment by ex-lover (access required)


Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford is alleging that a high-profile Missouri attorney harassed her online, posting semi-nude pictures of her after their intimate relationship ended. That Missouri attorney has responded with a litany of accusations about Lunsford. On ...

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HIPAA time: Covered entities can no longer put off compliance (access required)

HIPAA Deadline

September has been a busy month for attorneys guiding doctors, hospitals, medical providers and those that do business with them. September 23 marks the enforcement deadline for entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under the 563-page ...

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Mediation plan questioned in meningitis cases (access required)

Fungal meningitis

Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...

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Workman fell through roof opening, sustained traumatic brain injury – $2,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This premises liability case stemmed from an accident that occurred on Sept. 20, 2010, in a building in Maryland. The plaintiff was employed by a Virginia corporation that had been hired by the premises occupier to power-wash and paint the ...

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