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Lawyers can aid divorce mediation (access required)

As a tool for settling divorce cases, mediation is on the forefront, but some lawyers may resist it as giving away their business. As an intermediate option, those skeptics might consider lawyer-assisted mediation. Virginia Beach lawyer Winship C. Tower, chair ...

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Pregnancy discharge states Bowman claim (access required)

A woman who claimed she was fired for getting pregnant can use the Bowman public-policy exception to sue for wrongful discharge, a Newport News Circuit judge has ruled. The decision creates a split in Virginia’s circuits on the issue. In ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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News in Brief for 12/25/95 (access required)

Richmond man absolved of bystander shooting One would expect a lawyer testing a novel California legal theory in a criminal case to be the defense counsel. But the prosecution tried it before the Court of Appeals in a bystander case ...

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