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Bad job reference was defamatory (access required)

A man can sue his former boss for defamation based on a negative job reference, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. Since employers are called frequently for references on past employees, the decision ...

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VSB dues to drop $6 more (access required)

The decrease in Virginia State Bar dues will be “ratcheted down” another six dollars, the VSB Executive Committee has announced. The $16 drop will take effect in time for this summer’s dues statements, assuming approval by the Virginia Supreme Court, ...

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Bar to study if discipline is disparate (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will examine whether all lawyers are treated alike in the disciplinary process, regardless of individual factors such as race, gender, firm size or location. This study follows one of the recommendations from the 1995 audit of ...

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