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Can bosses be nailed for discrimination? (access required)

An individual supervisor may be personally liable for sexual harassment under Title VII, a Roanoke federal judge has ruled. With this decision, the judge reversed field from one of his own 1994 opinions; he indicated that the earlier ruling was ...

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Can bosses be nailed for discrimination? (313745) (access required)

No, ADA claim stopped short A supervisor who fired a disabled apartment manager cannot be personally liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an Alexandria federal judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge relied on ...

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Age will, but sex won't, justify strike (access required)

Peremptory strikes can be based on age, but not on gender, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in the first Virginia case applying a 1994 U.S. Supreme Court decision. An Henrico County prosecutor attempted to keep older women off ...

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Car loan bypasses Chapter 13, qualifies as 'long-term debt' (access required)

A debtor can fully pay off his auto loan outside of his chapter 13 plan because the loan counts as a “long-term debt,” a bankruptcy judge in Alexandria has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge found ...

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Giving a holiday gift to (not from) the heart (access required)

Editor’s Note: No, Lawyers Weekly has not turned into McCall’s — you won’t find any sweater patterns in the back of this issue. But we know that lawyers attend (and hold) as many holiday parties as anyone else, and we ...

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News in Brief for 12/18/95 (access required)

Clinton nominates Jones for federal bench President Clinton last week nominated Bristol lawyer James P. Jones to serve as a U.S. District judge in Virginia’s Western District. Jones, who was recommended by Sen. Charles S. Robb in August, would succeed ...

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DUI, Lockhart fall-out head year's top news stories (access required)

The old saw about laws being like sausage–you don’t really want to see either of them being made–seemed particularly appropriate in 1995. The twist this year was that lawyers tried their best to grind up two new laws after the ...

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$10M award to trucker's son tops 1995 Trial Reports (access required)

According to Trial Reports submitted to Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Virginia’s highest verdict in 1995 came when a Richmond jury awarded $10 million to a young boy seriously injured while accompanying his trucker father on an interstate haul. Details of 1995’s ...

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To copy or not to copy? Answering client questions (access required)

Guest Column by Ian D. Titley One morning, a client walks nervously into your office and hands you a photocopy of a newspaper article. At the top of the page is the following copyright notice: c 1995 ACME Newspaper, Inc. ...

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SEPs to PSPs: Wading through the alphabet soup of financial planning (access required)

By Robert J. Fischer Law firms come in all sizes — from the very, very large firms like McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, which employs more than 300 lawyers, to the hundreds of smaller law firms that employee one, two ...

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