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Last-minute push saves IOLTA (access required)

Despite seemingly strong support when first introduced, a bill to roll back the Supreme Court’s mandatory IOLTA rule was stopped in the House banking committee last Thursday. The House Corporations, Insurance and Banking committee voted 10-8, with three abstentions, to ...

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Incumbent judges OK'd (access required)

The General Assembly has re-elected 40 incumbent judges and a State Corporation Commission member. Circuit Court Judge Alan E. Rosenblatt was re-elected to a seat in the 2nd Circuit; E. Everett Bagnell and Westbrook J. Parker in the 5th; Robert ...

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Merillat, disease measures defeated (access required)

The House Commerce and Labor Committee has killed two bills that would have codified repetitive trauma coverage into the Workers’ Compensation Act. By identical 15-7 margins, the committee voted to permanently table House Bill 94 and directly to defeat H.B. ...

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"Low-level" workers may be contacted (access required)

A plaintiff’s lawyer suing for a railroad employee’s alleged on-the-job injury may contact “low-level” employees of the defendant railroad to investigate the plaintiff’s case, a Roanoke City circuit judge has ruled. The defendant railroad in the suit under the Federal ...

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BAC may go to .08 (access required)

Last Thursday, the House of Delegates passed a bill that would make Virginia’s drunken driving laws among the strongest in the nation. Among the provisions of House Bill 365, sponsored by House Majority Leader Del. C. Richard Cranwell, D-Vinton, are ...

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