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Mandatory Arbitration Pact Is Unenforceable (access required)

Where a customer signed a retail sales contract for a mobile home, then a separate document entitled, “Arbitration Agreement,” the mobile home dealer cannot invoke a mandatory arbitration clause in the latter document, a federal magistrate judge in Harrisonburg has ...

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Opinion On Voting By Judges Attacked (access required)

Three Virginia judges, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, have asked the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee to reconsider a November opinion in judges’ ability to vote in primary elections. According to the opinion, No. 99-6, it is not proper ...

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New Rules You Should Be Revisiting (access required)

The Rules of Professional Conduct will take effect on Jan. 1. Last week’s article addressed the topics of advertising, sale of a practice, responsibility for the the ethics of associates, mentoring and duty to disclose adverse controlling legal authority. The ...

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