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News in Brief for May 15, 1995 (access required)

Supreme Court OKs IOLTA, JLARC rules The Supreme Court has given final approval to a rollback of the mandatory IOLTA program to opt-out status. The court’s approval was the last step in the rollback process that began with a compromise ...

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Lockhart bill is signed (access required)

The Lockhart case is alive, but not necessarily well, after Gov. George F. Allen signed a bill that allows wrongful discharge suits based on discrimination, but only against a limited range of employers. The signing ends a tug-of-war between Allen ...

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Wide scope of sales area voids pact (access required)

A lawyer must anticipate where lightning will strike; and in employment law, noncompetes have been lightning rods for several years. Yet in a recent case in Newport News Circuit Court, another noncompete was hit and rendered worthless. The noncompete agreement ...

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VSB dues decrease floated (access required)

IRVINGTON–The Virginia State Bar is amassing a large surplus in its budget reserve, and it will look at using this money to decrease bar dues. But don’t expect a break on your dues statement this summer–a decrease won’t happen in ...

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Tip: Hidden Assets (access required)

“How do I deceive thee?” Spouses count the ways A divorce client often may notice that a spouse, who used to boast about magnificent pay raises, suddenly claims to be in the poorhouse. Attribute this transformation to “a domestic disease ...

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