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Discharge bill retooled by governor (access required)

Virginia employers would not be subject to suits in state court for wrongful discharge based on discrimination, under legislative amendments drafted by Gov. George F. Allen. Such state law claims would be heard only before state or local human rights ...

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IOLTA rolls back July 1 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council, which twice voted for mandatory IOLTA, has approved a rule change rolling back the program to opt-out status. The March 3 vote, which was unanimous, is part of the procedural follow-through of a deal cut ...

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Tip: Double jeopardy in DUIs? (access required)

Virginia’s new administrative suspension statute may offer a blessing in disguise for DUI defendants: a dismissal of criminal charges. Attorneys are arguing that suspending a driver’s license for a DUI offense and then trying the driver in a criminal case ...

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