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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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High court to judges: Get record right or retry case (access required)

A debate among judges about the use of written statements for appeals may have an answer in a new Supreme Court of Virginia decision emphasizing the responsibility of trial judges to ensure a proper appellate record. The unanimous court pointedly ...

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