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Day-care chain sued over injection policy (access required)

ALEXANDRIA–Two Northern Virginia mothers whose children are allergic to peanuts have sued a chain of day-care centers that refuses to administer the medicine their sons will need if they have a life-threatening allergic reaction. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District ...

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Adult Kids Get Right To Visit Elderly Dad (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor Adult children can seek to enjoin their stepmother from restricting their visits to their elderly and ill father, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled. Visitation disputes usually involve minor children. But here, as a matter ...

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Judge's Late Order Sinks Man's Appeal (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor After a hearing on an ex-wife’s petition, a juvenile & domestic relations judge orders an increase in a man’s child support obligation. The husband moves for a new trial. The judge sets a hearing for ...

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A Christmas Brief (access required)

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the firm, Not a creature was stirring, except for McWorm. He sat at his desk, consumed by deep grief– The source of his problems? A 50-page brief! The law books were stacked ...

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Fire Victims Get Limited Discovery (access required)

In other news from the discovery front, a Richmond Circuit judge last week rebuffed a p.i. lawyer’s innovative effort to use the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to obtain safety and incident reports from a state hospital. The circuit court ...

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Parolees are target of new drug testing effort (access required)

The Virginia Department of Corrections last week announced the implementation of “Operation Consequences”–a massive, unannounced substance abuse testing effort of targeted parolees and probationers in Richmond and the surrounding metropolitan areas. “This closely coordinated, mass-testing effort is unprecedented in the ...

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Lay Closers Would Be Regulated (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings has proposed a measure which would provide for regulation of both lawyers and non-lawyers in real estate closings. The coalition has been the leader of efforts to ...

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