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Williams Mullen gets gag order in civil case

Unhappy with a published report about settlement talks and tawdry comments on a radio show, Richmond’s Williams Mullen law firm had a judge impose a gag order on the parties and their lawyers in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the ...

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Holt is president’s pick for U.S. Marshal

Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt was today nominated by President Obama for U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia.  Holt has been sheriff since 1992.  He announced his retirement last month. By Peter Vieth

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Judge dismisses one count against neo-Nazi

Ruling that communications to others urging the death of a civil rights lawyer could not be considered a “true threat,” a Roanoke federal judge has dismissed one of the convictions of neo-Nazi William A. White. Three other convictions of threats ...

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SCC takes first step into electronic filing (access required)

The State Corporation Commission has rolled out the first wave of its planned suite of electronic filing capabilities, with the promise of more to come. Businesses now can change registered agent information without requesting a paper form and mailing it ...

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Montgomery whistleblower case nets award of $2.4M  (access required)

A Montgomery County dental assistant and her lawyer will share in $2.4 million in whistleblower rewards with the settlement of federal claims alleging Medicaid fraud in children’s dental treatment. Under the settlement terms, the management of the nationwide chain of ...

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Western District’s Judge Williams to retire

U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams will retire next week after 34 years on the bench, according to the Associated Press . Williams was appointed to the district court by President Gerald Ford in 1976. He took senior status in ...

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Arbitration: Take charge, make it work for you  (access required)

“Make the process fit the problem,” say lawyers involved in arbitration. For litigation lawyers venturing into the growing field of arbitration, veteran practitioners point out that arbitration offers a chance to tailor the resolution process to the dispute at hand. ...

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Employer must provide an interpreter for comp claimant (access required)

Employers could be required to provide language translators when necessary for injured workers to receive needed medical care under a recent opinion from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In an issue of apparent first impression, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ...

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