An employer is not vicariously liable for a racially hostile work environment created by a co-worker who had no power to hire, fire or discipline the victim of the alleged harassment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 24. Under ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations holds an Awards of Merit Competition each year to recognize outstanding public service projects conducted by local and specialty bars throughout the state. The competition is divided into two groups: an ...
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Diaper giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation is locked in a Lanham Act lawsuit with McAirlaids Inc., a Rocky Mount company that specializes in absorbent materials. The parties are in court over the design of absorbent bed mats. McAirlaids says it has sold ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar is asking a Disciplinary Board panel to reconsider its decision that a Virginia lawyer should not be suspended based solely on suspension by a Maryland federal court. The ruling last month by a five-member panel of ...Read More »
Merchants who wanted to use a class action to sue a credit-card company for antitrust violations cannot cite the expense of individual arbitration to avoid a class-action waiver clause, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a divided ruling. In ...Read More »
State officials are bracing for a flood of new applications if the Supreme Court of Virginia approves relaxed standards for allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in Virginia. Northern Virginia leaders say the rule changes proposed by the court would throw ...Read More »
A warehouse club sued after an employee shooting must pay its share of a mediated settlement, despite its claim that its lawyer was only authorized to attend the mediation, not to bind the club to a $3 million payment. A ...Read More »
The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely ...
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