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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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Plaintiff Must Yield Transcript (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief A car-crash defendant is entitled to a transcript the plaintiff made of his traffic-court hearing, an Alleghany County circuit judge has ruled. Even though the defendant could have hired a court reporter for the ...

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Richmond lawyers get achievement awards (access required)

Richmond litigators Patricia M. Schwarzschild and Anne Marie Whittemore are the winners of the 1996 “Women of Achievement” Awards given by the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. The awards were presented at the MRWBA’s annual holiday luncheon and awards ceremony ...

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Kilgore quits cabinet to run for A.G. (access required)

ROANOKE–Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore has announced his candidacy for attorney general with a pledge to expand Gov. George Allen’s successful criminal justice reforms. “Virginians are overwhelmingly supportive of the steps Governor Allen and I have taken thus far ...

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Jury finds Circuit City discriminated (access required)

Electronics retailer Circuit City systematically discriminated against blacks in promotions at its corporate headquarters, a federal jury found last Monday. The panel found in favor of two plaintiffs, while rejecting a third claim. “We are shocked that the jury could ...

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