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Atlanta-based employees should be deposed in Va. (access required)

The employees of a defendant insurance company based in Atlanta must travel to Harrisonburg for their depositions in a lawsuit filed in Rockingham County, a judge in that county has ruled. “In today’s society,” the judge said, the length of ...

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Man fired for consulting lawyer has Bowman claim (access required)

An injured man who claims he was fired for consulting a lawyer to learn his rights to workers’ compensation can bring a Bowman wrongful-discharge claim against his employer, a Rockingham County judge has ruled. The plaintiff sought to ground his ...

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HO gets partial license with suspension ?credit? (access required)

Even though a DUI statute requires a habitual offender to wait three years before requesting a restricted license, a woman in Fairfax got such a license only 14 months after being declared an HO, under a ruling from a Fairfax ...

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The Fight Over ?Incurred? Expenses (access required)

The battle over “incurred” expenses in personal injury cases continues to churn. The issue is one of damages: How much can a plaintiff claim for medical expenses when the doctor bills one amount but accepts a lower figure as payment ...

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Virginia?s Grey takes ABA post (access required)

TORONTO–Richmond lawyer Robert J. Grey Jr. was elected chair of the American Bar Association House of Delegates last Tuesday. The position as chair is the ABA’s second-highest office; Grey’s election to the post puts him in line to be president ...

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Mandatory divorce education class under study (access required)

A divorcing couple with minor children would be required to attend a mandatory class on the impact of their split on the children, under a proposal being studied by the Commission on Youth. In 1996, the General Assembly gave local ...

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Helping Clients Cope with the Y2K Bug (access required)

The “Year 2000 Problem,” also known as the “Y2K Phenomenon” or the “Millennium Bug,” has been in the headlines and on the tube. Seventeen months from now, according to the most dire predictions, all business hell will break loose because ...

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Rental car is covered despite prohibition (access required)

Even though a teen-ager was prohibited from using a rental car leased to his mother, he still was entitled to liability coverage under his father’s insurance policy, a Richmond circuit judge has ruled. The finding of coverage in the fa-ther’s ...

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Fair Contracting Act gives basis for ‘Bowman’ claim (access required)

A female construction working claiming she was sexually harassed can use the Fair Employment Contracting Act as the basis for a Bowman wrongful discharge claim against her employer, a Roanoke Circuit judge has ruled. The case is a big plaintiff’s ...

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Lee County: Lee County honors its native-born judges (access required)

JONESVILLE–The 1968 Martindale-Hubbell directory listing for Jonesville, the county seat of Lee County, contains the names of seven lawyers. Of those seven, six later became judges, serving at practically every level of courts, from Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court to ...

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