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Two locales to use rules on support (access required)

Spousal-support guidelines have arrived in Fredericksburg and Roanoke, after nearly a year of study and deliberation by area lawyers. The new guidelines will apply in all pendente lite hearings. For most lawyers, they are as welcome as a waiting room ...

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Supervisor liability, ADA make EEOC list (access required)

Under its new enforcement plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has placed a priority on three general types of cases: 1) those alleging violations of established policies that could affect a significant number of litigants, 2) cases that threaten the ...

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'96 General Assembly (access required)

A lawyer who is the target of a disciplinary complaint brought by a client cannot retaliate with a civil lawsuit, following adoption of a new law by the General Assembly. Complaints against lawyers will enjoy limited immunity under House Bill ...

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Va. CLE forecasts $250K loss (access required)

What the Virginia State Bar giveth, Virginia CLE taketh away? Though lawyers soon will be spending $10 less on annual bar dues, they could be spending more to complete their mandatory CLE hours. Virginia CLE, the non-profit organization responsible for ...

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Judge erred in slashing verdict 90% (access required)

A trial judge’s 90-percent reduction of a jury’s slander verdict was improper, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The jury awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $25,000 in punitives to the man, who had been called a liar and a ...

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No workers' comp for carpal tunnel (access required)

Repetitive-motion injuries such as “carpal tunnel syndrome” are not covered by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a long-awaited case. The high court reversed comp awards in three consolidated cases argued in January. Speaking ...

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Claimants' attorneys ponder next move (access required)

Last week, claimant’s lawyers were still hoping the General Assembly would add coverage for carpal tunnel syndrome to the Workers’ Comp Act. After Stenrich was decided March 1, House Majority Leader C. Richard Cranwell, D-Roanoke County, revived an earlier bill ...

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