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Firing upheld for ‘false’ report of harassment (access required)

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An employer may fire an employee who reported a coworker’s sexual harassment claim, when the employer’s investigation determined the reporting employee fabricated the claim, a federal appeals court said on June 7. The employee said she reported the coworker’s claim ...

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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

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Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting ...

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Lawyer who abused Vietnam veteran’s charity is disbarred (access required)

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A Virginia lawyer who ran a na­tional Vietnam veterans charity from his home in Alexandria has agreed to give up his law license after admitting that donors’ money went largely to fundraisers and to the lawyer’s own pocket. The National ...

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Newest lawyers bring fresh outlook (access required)

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The Virginia State Bar and Supreme Court of Virginia welcomed the newest batch of licensed attorneys on June 7. One hundred ninety-one names were submitted to the court for admission to practice in the courts of the commonwealth during a ...

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Tax relief lawyer agrees to VSB discipline (access required)

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A lawyer who owns a nationwide tax relief service has agreed to a public admonition from the Virginia State Bar coupled with promises to revise his pitch to taxpayers and to work to resolve complaints from four disgruntled customers. The ...

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