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Collections firm sued by apartment dwellers (access required)

Five apartment tenants have sued a Hampton law firm claiming violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The suit in Charlottesville federal court claims Senex Law PC uses deceptive practices to collect on delinquent rent claims. The five ...

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Lawyer cleared of larceny charge (access required)

An Augusta County lawyer is free of a felony grand larceny charge after showing that a former client, not the lawyer, was responsible for phony pay records submitted in a personal injury claim, his attorney said. Prosecutors dropped the criminal ...

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Bar won’t back pro bono reporting (access required)

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ROANOKE – A proposal to require lawyers to report their pro bono contributions each year will go to the Supreme Court of Virginia without the blessing of the Virginia State Bar. Members of the VSB Council voted 29-25 Oct. 7 ...

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Lawsuit: Electric meters caused illness (access required)

A Rockingham County woman claims she was sickened by power company “smart meters” installed at her rural home. She is suing Virginia Electric and Power Company claiming she suffered mood swings, concentration trouble, insomnia, memory loss, ringing in her ears ...

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Reservist fired by Liberty University files suit (access required)

A U.S. Army reservist says he was fired by Liberty University for missing time at work for military service. Specialist Christopher Taylor contended his firing as a university transit operator was a violation of the law that protects civilian jobs ...

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Lawyers face disbarment over felony convictions (access required)

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Two lawyers who recently pleaded guilty to felonies have been ordered to defend their law licenses before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Wright H. Lewis of Potomac Falls was ordered jailed for four days after a guilty plea to ...

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Bar proposal would streamline advertising rules (access required)

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Three years after a simplification of Virginia’s rules on lawyer advertising, a Virginia State Bar committee is proposing to strip even more specific language from the rules. The new proposal follows a national report labeling most lawyer marketing rules “outdated ...

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The new overtime rules (access required)

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New federal overtime rules may affect law firms more in the advice they give than in any changes they make to their own operations. New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor effective in Decem­ber will push the minimum salary ...

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Bar won’t back pro bono reporting (access required)

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ROANOKE – A proposal to require lawyers to report their pro bono contributions each year will go to the Supreme Court of Virginia without the blessing of the Virginia State Bar. Members of the VSB Council voted 29-25 Friday not ...

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