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Evidence of Sexism Is Relevant in Hiring Case (access required)

Evidence of a supervisor’s sexist comments made to a female employee is relevant to her failure-to-hire discrimination claim, a Lynchburg federal judge has ruled, in a case of apparent first impression. Before a jury rejected the woman’s claim at trial, ...

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MDP Overwhelmingly Rejected by the VSB (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH-The Virginia State Bar Council overwhelmingly has rejected a proposal to allow multidisciplinary practice in the commonwealth. In an MDP firm, lawyers and other professionals such as accountants or consultants could work together as owners in the same practice, ...

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Venue Attack in Possession Case Wins in Franklin Co. (access required)

Another criminal defense lawyer has succeeding in getting charges of underage possession of alcohol dismissed. Rocky Mount lawyer Allen H. Dudley Jr. attacked venue in the case, arguing that the commonwealth had not proved where his teen-aged client allegedly possessed ...

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Military Lawyers Could Practice in Courts Here (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH-The Virginia State Bar Council has endorsed a proposal allowing non-Virginia-licensed military lawyers to represent service personnel in the commonwealth’s civilian courts. The measure, which now goes to the Supreme Court of Virginia, passed by a 36-25 vote at ...

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Expert Testimony Not Required In Land Case (access required)

Expert testimony is not needed to show the negligence of a real estate agent who sold a parcel of property larger than the lot offered by the owners, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The Newport News property owners ...

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A Debate Over Trials Or Tribunals For Terrorists (access required)

This week’s news of the capture of Jose Padilla is the latest reminder of the pointed issue of military tribunals. Federal authorities disclosed that Padilla, who calls himself Abdullah Al Muhajir, was detained after arriving in Chicago on a May ...

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G.P. Section Recognizes Lawyer From Tappahannock (access required)

The small-town lawyer is alive and well, at least in Tappahannock. In his 36 years of service to the Northern Neck town, Alexander F. Dillard Jr. has seen just about everything a lawyer can see. “I’ve done it all except ...

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Witnesses From Work Key To Brain Injury Award (access required)

How do you convince a jury that your client, a successful young architect, sustained a brain injury in a collision when there was scant medical evidence of such an injury? Two Northern Virginia lawyers solved the problem by producing a ...

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Attacking The Calibration Of A Laser Traffic Detector (access required)

Traffic lawyers in Northern Virginia have been attacking a new technology that the authorities are using to catch speeders. The new machines are “light detection and range devices,” known by the acronym LIDAR. These lasers are being used in several ...

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CSX Settlement Raises Strategic Venue Issues (access required)

The facts of the case were simple enough: An 80-car train derailed in western Maryland, smashing through a nearby house and killing a 15-year-old boy. Where to bring the case, however, was another matter altogether. The plaintiff’s lawyers, a team ...

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