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Fax poll: IOLTA's first year (access required)

On Oct. 1, Virginia will mark one year of a mandatory Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts program. During the month of September, Virginia Lawyers Weekly will conduct a fax poll on IOLTA to determine how the mandatory system is perceived ...

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Rigsby rejects Reno's rules (access required)

Virginia’s top disciplinary enforcer says that Attorney General Janet Reno’s new relaxed ethics rules for U.S. Attorneys won’t tie his hands. Virginia State Bar Counsel Michael L. Rigsby said that the rules will not prevent his office from pursuing an ...

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"Highway" DUI case clarified (access required)

Last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the decision in Commonwealth v. Grey (VLW 094-8-223), in which Loudoun County Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin ruled that the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant is not a “highway”; a drunken driver was acquitted ...

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Self-insured employer gets comp set-off (access required)

A self-insured employer whose employee was injured in a work-related car accident is entitled to a set-off against the payment of future workers’ compensation benefits when the employer pays the employee’s judgment against an uninsured motorist, the Virginia Court of ...

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