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Fisher to be new Fauquier prosecutor

Jim Fisher has been appointed Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney by the judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, effective July 1. Fisher, currently the chief deputy attorney in Loudoun County, will serve the balance of a term that ends Dec. 31. ...

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‘Beltway sex’ case ends in $22K verdict

A Fairfax circuit jury has awarded $22,000 to a cabbie struck from behind on the Washington Beltway last year. In the case, the plaintiff made allegations that the defendant was drunk, was speeding at 85 mph and was having sex ...

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A different kind of moving violation…

The “Beltway Sex” case got under way yesterday in Fairfax Circuit Court. The allegations: The plaintiff in the case says the defendant was drunk, going 85 miles an hour on the Beltway and having sex at the time of the ...

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New app lets workers track wages

Employees who think they’re eligible for overtime pay now can keep their timesheets on a new smart phone application developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act calls for overtime pay for certain classes of employees ...

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Judicial X’s and O’s

Judges, including Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, substituted for celebrities on Friday in the version of Hollywood Squares that the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar dubbed Judiciary Squares. The judges were given evidence-related questions and contestants – and ...

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Homeless comp claimant gets mileage pay

An employer must reimburse a claimant for mileage under a workers’ compensation award even though the claimant has no fixed residential address, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ruled. In a split decision released yesterday in Vann v. Martin Brower ...

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Payee notification back on the table

Virginia State Bar President Irving M. Blank told the agency’s executive committee today that he expects statewide bar groups and the Supreme Court of Virginia to revisit the issue of payee notification soon. The concept, which has insurers notify the ...

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