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VBA honors three at the group’s summer meeting (access required)

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HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Bar Association honored two leaders in the community of Virginia lawyers who practice before the State Corporation Commission at its summer meeting last month at The Homestead. Anthony J. Gambardella Jr. and Guy T. Tripp ...

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Rules protect workers who enter confined spaces (access required)

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The dangers of working in confined spaces have been well known and documented for over 2,000 years. During the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD), physicians of the day wrote of the ill effects suffered by convicts forced ...

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$42 million: Settlement reached in logging accident that hurt three, killed one (access required)

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Victims of an explosion and fire at a Southside Virginia logging site in 2011 have settled product liability claims for a total of $42 mil­lion, lawyers report. Four workers suffered severe burns when welding machinery exploded in flames as the men ...

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McAuliffe promises swift action after felon-rights ruling (access required)

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After his blanket felon-rights res­toration order was struck down by the Supreme Court of Virginia July 22, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s adminis­tration said it would move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hop­ing to cast ballots in November’s election would be ...

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Associates: Taking a working or a real vacation this summer? (access required)

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By Shawn Healy In the busy world of law firms and intimidating goals for billable hours, the time spent at the firm can grow, and the time spent outside of work can diminish. Most associates feel pressure, either internal or ...

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Beware the blast of a social media explosion (access required)

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By Jim Calloway As I was finalizing this column, there were news reports that the so-called “affluenza teen,” Ethan Couch, and his mother had been arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Readers will recall the young man stole beer from a ...

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Rule on injury reporting creates new obligations (access required)

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By Erik Eisenmann and Laura Ferrari The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule in May requiring certain employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illness infor­mation to OSHA and requiring all employers to adopt procedures to encourage ...

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Rainmaking — Making friends, influencing people (access required)

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Marketing is all about people: it is all about engaging other peo­ple in you as a person and as a lawyer. Many lawyers are intimi­dated by the idea of marketing, but they must overcome that fear because marketing is essential ...

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Phony check scam bites law firm, bank (access required)

Johnson was suspected of trying to cash a bad check

A bank and a Lexington law firm shared a $269,800 loss in a settle­ment last month after the firm fell victim to a phony business client. One of the lawyers taken by the scam­mers said there were none of the ...

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