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All Fee Arrangements Would Be In Writing (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor All fee arrangements between an attorney and a client would have to be in writing, under draft revisions to the Code of Professional Responsibility. A special Virginia State Bar committee studying and revising the code ...

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State needs new song (access required)

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to retire “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia” as the state song after decades of criticism over its references to “massa” and “darkey.” With no debate, the House voted 100-0 last Monday to ...

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High Court To Consider Disability Discharge (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor Can a Virginia worker maintain a common-law wrongful discharge claim based on disability discrimination? The Supreme Court accepted that certified question from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Bradick v. Grumman Data Systems ...

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Will bill side-tracked in subcommittee (access required)

A measure that would have significantly loosened the strings attached to executing wills in Virginia passed the Senate, but did not pass muster in a House subcommittee last week. The civil law subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee ...

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JIRC annual report now past both houses (access required)

Another decision now before the governor is whether the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission should be required to file an annual report of the activity before the commission. The bill was proposed by Del. C. Richard Cranwell, D-Vinton, was passed ...

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UM coverage in spite of immunity (access required)

The Senate also has approved a House measure that would allow Virginia drivers to be covered under their uninsured motorist coverage if they are injured in an accident by someone immune from civil liability. Under current Virginia law, there is ...

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