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What do you get when you cross this month’s NCAA basketball tournament and the upcoming papal election in Rome? The Wall Street Journal has the answer: “March Madness, Vatican Style: Who’ll Come Out of the Sweet Sistine?”

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Old case DNA testing clears another criminal defendant

Based on DNA testing of old laboratory evidence, the Supreme Court of Virginia has erased the conviction of a man found guilty of abducting a family of three 36 years ago. Friday’s exoneration of Garry Diamond marks the seventh time ...

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Employers ignore union info requests at their peril (access required)

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that an employer committed an unfair labor practice — or ULP — by failing to respond “in a reasonably timely manner” to a union information request concerning bargaining-unit employees, even though the information ...

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Defense of employment claims may change (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide a case that may have a significant impact on how employers approach defending claims under multiple federal employment laws. The issue is one that may appear technical but nonetheless is significant for ...

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Library of Virginia honors 8, including Justice Powell (access required)

(AP) Eight women are being recognized by the Library of Virginia for their pioneering achievements. They include the first African-American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Cleo Elaine Powell, and the primary health care provider on Tangier ...

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Charges against owner of former Vick house dropped (access required)

SURRY (AP) Charges against a woman accused of mistreating animals at Michael Vick’s former dogfighting headquarters were set aside Tuesday after a key witness failed to appear for her trial. According to media reports, prosecutors said charges against Tamira Thayne ...

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State, mortgage modification firms settle complaints (access required)

(AP) Virginia has reached settlements with two affiliated mortgage loan modification companies accused of illegally charging advance fees to clients seeking foreclosure rescue services. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced the settlements with Virginia Beach-based Rysnglo Financial Management and Los Angeles-based ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Dec. 12, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Chesterfield County Circuit Court issued a public reprimand to E. Wayne Powell of Midlothian for violating professional rules that govern truthfulness in statements to others and dealing with unrepresented persons. This ...

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