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Koontz won't hear appeal (access required)

The dissent by then-Judge Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. in the workers’ comp case of McCutchan may provide cold comfort for employers. Koontz’s dissent disavowed the line of post-Piedmont cases recognizing carpal tunnel as an occupational disease. But his vote on ...

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Sentencing options are multiplying (access required)

Criminal-defense lawyers can offer new sentencing alternatives to some of their convicted clients under statutory changes that went into effect July 1. Defense lawyers must come up with a sentencing plan for plea negotiations or for a hearing, and “we ...

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News in Brief for 9/18/95 (access required)

VSB-endorsed insurance adds PPO The Virginia State Bar Medical Plan has added a preferred provider organization option effective Oct. 1. The coverage is available to VSB members, families and staffs. The VSB’s traditional and PPO medical insurance programs are underwritten ...

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Sample dispute clause (access required)

10. Mediation / Arbitration 10.1 In order to expedite the prompt resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim (hereafter referred to as “dispute”) which may arise under this agreement, the parties mutually agree that the procedure set forth below will ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 11, 1995 (access required)

Group seeks to block racetrack on battlefield CHARLOTTESVILLE–A preservationist group is suing to block construction of a Formula One racetrack on a Civil War battlefield in Culpeper. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, the Brandy Station ...

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