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AG wants to prosecute environmental crimes (access required)

ROANOKE–Attorney General James S. Gilmore III wants the General Assembly to give his office authority to prosecute environmental crimes. “The state should be in a position to enforce its own laws,” Gilmore told the Virginia Urban Forest Council’s annual meeting ...

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Internet Site For Virginia Lawyers (access required)

The full text of every opinion from the Virginia Supreme Court will be only one of many free features of a new Internet site for Virginia lawyers that debuts today at: http://www.virginialaw.com The site—called “VirginiaLaw”—will also allow lawyers from all ...

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Judge allows America Online to block "junk" (access required)

PHILADELPHIA–A Pennsylvania marketing firm does not have a First Amendment right to flood America Online subscribers with junk e-mail, a federal judge ruled last Monday. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Weiner said Vienna-based AOL, the nation’s largest provider of online ...

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Ballot questions, the follow-up (access required)

Last week’s elections at long last are over, with Virginians passing four of five constitutional amendments that were on the ballot. Two victims’ rights measures got voters’ approvement, as did a technical matter allowing easier compliance with federal motor-voter laws. ...

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Lawyers Weekly Now 'On-Line' (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now available in a searchable electronic format. The new service, “Lawyers Weekly On-Line,” is an improved version of “Lawyers Weekly On-Disk.” The new “On-Line” service takes the “On-Disk” product and makes it even easer to use. ...

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Win On Bad Reference Is Reversed (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a $330,000 jury verdict based on a negative job reference. The court slammed the door on use of a tool plaintiff’s employment lawyers had hoped to use in ...

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