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Ex-student sues JMU for discrimination based on handling of assault

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A former James Madison University student has sued the school for Title IX sexual discrimination based on its handling of sexual assault and harassment charges against three students. According to the suit filed by Sarah Butters on March 3 in ...

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Traits shared by effective mediators (access required)

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The small, first generation of lawsuit mediators experienced settlement negotiations from a unique perspective — not from the sides of the table, but at the center, where you see and hear much more, especially during confidential caucuses. Over the course ...

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EEOC expert slammed in background check case (access required)

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A federal appeals court has rejected a statistical expert offered in a legal challenge to an employer’s use of background checks brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the fourth federal appellate ...

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Budgeting for your practice’s lean months (access required)

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January sucks. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it’s not just me. I’ve talked to other solos or small-firm lawyers, and almost all of them have said the same thing. January sucks. It’s not ...

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Doctor claims retaliation, sues former partners for $3M (access required)

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A Fredericksburg area cardiologist fired from his practice group says his former colleagues shortchanged him for calling out the office’s improper billing practices. Patrick J. Fitzsimmons has filed suit against Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg for $3 million. Fitzsimmons claimed his ...

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Dealing with assets from cyberspace (access required)

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Planning for special assets and changes in the law brought about by social and technological advances poses a constant challenge to estate planners. For example, suddenly, it seemed, real estate became condominiums and cooperatives, and trusts were not only for ...

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