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Questions raised about ex-prosecutor’s discipline (access required)

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A former prosecutor’s appearance in a handful of civil cases has triggered questions from defense attorneys about the status of his law license and the larger issue of discipline of Virginia prosecutors. Many defense attorneys contend the Virginia State Bar ...

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The Aging Lawyer: How to Redefine a Life in the Law (access required)

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As lawyers, we can choose to be “lawyers for life,” absent ma­jor medical conditions affecting judgment and mobility. Those of us in private practice can prac­tice law as long as we choose. At what stage should we begin to redefine ...

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Court will hear Severance appeal (access required)

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The man sentenced to life for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over a 12-year period will get a hearing from the Virginia Court of Appeals on his bid to overturn the convictions. The Court of Appeals – on ...

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Removal bid came too late (access required)

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Out-of-state defendants hoping to move a Virginia lawsuit from state to federal court should take careful note of when their 30-day window of opportunity begins, a new court ruling suggests. Even though Virginia law used to start the clock on ...

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Year-end tax planning with an eye to Trump’s proposals (access required)

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It is that time of year again when we brave the holiday crowds, throw out our backs shoveling snow, and … sharpen our pencils to do some fun year-end tax planning.  While this should be done throughout the year, many ...

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Important Opinions from January-December 2016 (access required)

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Administrative VEC Payback Demand Came Too Late The Court of Appeals affirms a circuit court order overturning the Virginia Em­ployment Commission’s determination that appellee was ineligible for unemploy­ment benefits and that she was required to repay overpaid benefits under Va. ...

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Technology: prioritize in money and time (access required)

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Google the word “technology” and in less than one second you’ll get almost 3 billion — yes, that’s right, billion — results. Love it or hate it, technology is not only here to stay, but also here to have an ...

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Legislation studied to address refusal issue (access required)

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A key state lawmaker is working on a bill – not yet finalized – to address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires a warrant for most DUI blood tests. The legislative drafting continues even as Virginia courts interpret the ...

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FLSA case settles after spoliation finding (access required)

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An overtime pay case has been settled following clashes over alleged spoliation of evidence and a deposition cut short when the defendant business owner walked out. The case involved a plumber who said he regularly worked more than 40 hours ...

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Lawyer loses revocation appeal, faces criminal charges (access required)

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A lawyer who faces 10 criminal charges – including felony embezzlement from a client – has lost his bid to overturn revocation of his law license. Bar ethics charges against Jerome D. Ngando included allegations that he threatened defamation lawsuits ...

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