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Federal Law Won't Back Bowman Suit (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor A chemist fired by a drug company cannot base a Bowman wrongful discharge claim on federal food and drug regulations, a Richmond federal judge has ruled. Bowman and its progeny allow a discharge claim when ...

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Stephenson To Retire July 1 (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson Jr. announced last Monday that he will be retiring from the Virginia Supreme Court in July, after 16 years on the court. Stephenson, who turns 75 in February, said he looks ...

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Guardian Laws To Be Overhauled (access required)

The guardian of an elderly, incapacitated person would be required to file an annual report on the well-being of his ward, under a reform bill the General Assembly is considering to overhaul the state’s guardianship laws. And the measure, which ...

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Lawyers In The News (access required)

The law firm of Hirschler, Fleischer, Weinberg, Cox & Allen has added four new associates in its Richmond office. Robert E. Matthews graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee School of Law and then served as a law clerk for ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Charles S. Hutzler died Dec. 14 at his home, after a lengthy illness. The Richmond lawyer was 84 years old. Hutzler earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Virginia between 1931 and 1938. He practiced law ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

William Joseph Dean of Arlington voluntarily has surrendered his license to practice law. He petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board requesting leave to surrender the license, and the board revoked his license effective Dec. 10. Disciplinary charges were pending ...

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