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Lawyers Weekly seeks a CEO (access required)

Lawyers Weekly Publications, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, is looking for a CEO who is capable of continuing the solid growth of this Massachusetts-based company. The founder/CEO, J. Edward Pawlick, would like to retire. A candidate would have ...

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Assembly could halt collection by escheat (access required)

Although the doctrine of escheat may exist as only a distant memory from a five-minute discussion in first-year property class for some attorneys, the legal process is used with some frequency in Virginia. In fiscal year 1994, 599 parcels were ...

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Elder Law: Bilked widow can't use tolling to recoup taxes (access required)

Equitable tolling cannot be used to reach beyond a limitations period to recover gift taxes paid by attorneys-in-fact who defrauded an elderly woman, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The case appears to be the first in ...

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News in Brief for 10/9/95 (access required)

Judges changes his mind on sexual-harassment sanctions As reported in this newspaper on Aug. 21, 1995, Judge Richard L. Williams issued the first opinion in the country interpreting a newly amended Federal Rule of Evidence, according to Virginia lawyers. In ...

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Judge to bar: Stop abuse of discrimination laws (access required)

Judges typically decide only the case at hand, but one federal judge in Richmond took the unusual step in a sex discrimination case of writing a forceful message to all similar plaintiffs and their lawyers. Judge James R. Spencer rejected ...

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NOVA Law: Gun permits spark cross-fire at Fairfax Bar lunch (access required)

FAIRFAX–Lawyers who belong to the Fairfax Bar Association ate lunch in a political minefield Sept. 21. The topic du jour was the new law that makes it easier to obtain concealed-weapon permits in Virginia. Fairfax Bar President Glenn C. Lewis ...

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Bowman claim can be based on federal statute (access required)

A man who claims he was fired for refusing to participate in illegal billing practices under a government contract can go forward on his wrongful-discharge Bowman claim, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The judge rejected defense arguments that Bowman, ...

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Alexandria HVAC firm wins $220K for defamation (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit judge has awarded $220,000 to an Alexandria heating and air conditioning company that claimed notices posted in a condominium complex interfered with its business. The defamation suit alleged that the heating company suffered financial losses because of ...

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'Virtual evidence' materializes in Virginia (access required)

It slices, it dices — it even makes julienne fries. Well, not exactly. But a 3-D graphics presenter can do just about anything else, according to attorneys who use it for demonstrative evidence. It is an overgrown overhead projector that ...

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News in Brief for 10/2/95 (access required)

Double jeopardy issue reaches appeals court The constitutionality of Virginia’s driver’s license-suspension statute reached the Court of Appeals Sept. 21. In the first challenge to the new law to reach the appellate court, attorneys argued whether the suspension of a ...

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