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Ex-student sues JMU for discrimination based on handling of assault

Wilson Hall at James Madison University

A former James Madison University student has sued the school for Title IX sexual discrimination based on its handling of sexual assault and harassment charges against three students. According to the suit filed by Sarah Butters on March 3 in ...

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Hellwig to be new W&L law school dean

Washington & Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio announced the appointment of W&L Law Prof. Brant Hellwig, an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the law school, effective July 1, 2015. Hellwig succeeds Nora V. Demleitner, who ...

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VBA’s new leaders: Johnson, Guy, Mercer

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Bar Association installed its new leadership at the group’s 125th annual meeting Jan. 22-24. Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III, a partner at the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams LLP, will serve as president this year. ...

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Hail Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation held its annual Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony Jan. 22 in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association annual meeting. The members of the Class of 2015 who were inducted that evening are: • Thomas R. Bagby, ...

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Failure of consideration (access required)

Nothing prepares a kid for life like the rituals associated with birthday parties. There’s cutthroat competition. Forget pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or duck-duck-goose. Who’s going to get to sit next to the birthday boy or girl? There’s disappointment. Parent to kid: “What? Winsome ...

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Important Opinions: A recap for January-December 2014 (access required)

Impops art

Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the compilation of Important Opinions from January to December 2014. You’ll find more than 375 cases from 2014 highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week and in an online recap. ...

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Just say “Oops”

The Poynter Institute is a journalism think tank based in Florida. During the year, it compiles a list of media errors and corrections, announcing the best and worst at the end of the year. The “Correction of the Year” for ...

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Held at the desk

The FOIA reform bill of 2014 was one of the casualties of the last-minute rush of congressional action, or inaction, before adjournment last week. Considering the Senate will change hands from the Democrats to the Republicans in January, one might ...

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