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‘But I need cash now!’ (access required)

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An industry that offers quick cash in exchange for long-term benefit streams is seeking cover in the wake of allegations that it preys on vulnerable customers with deals that pay pennies on the dollar. Virginia reform proposals have been spawned ...

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Ex-swimmer for U.Va. can sue for ‘hazing’ (access required)

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A collegiate swimmer at the University of Virginia may sue former teammates for their purported hazing at an off-campus “Swim House,” a Charlottesville federal judge has ruled. The complaint filed by Anthony Marcantonio alleged threats, verbal abuse, intimidation and unwanted ...

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VSB: Lawyer pursued appeal without merit (access required)

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A veteran lawyer who persisted with appellate arguments that had already been rejected by the courts has agreed to a reprimand from the Virginia State Bar. The public reprimand without terms is the first disciplinary blemish on the 34-year record ...

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Focus of NYT series not representative of arbitration (access required)

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A three-part series in the New York Times this past fall (“Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice,” Oct. 31), spotlighting certain abuses and injustices in particular types of arbitration, has gained wide attention in the ADR community, the broader ...

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