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VBA backs Rule of Law education plan

The Virginia Bar Association Foundation plans to recruit volunteer lawyers around Virginia in a program to make sure middle school students understand the importance of the rule of law in American society. VBA President Mike Pace (left) described the program ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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Education opportunities

Feeling the urge to get out of the office?  Want to expand your legal knowledge base?  We have just the ticket. If you’re near Lexington on Tuesday, take in the annual Supreme Court Preview at the Washington and Lee law ...

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Jury rejects claim against alarm company

A Roanoke federal jury Thursday returned a defense verdict for an alarm company sued over a tragic communications breakdown. A Franklin County man who cared for his disabled son at his home ordered an alarm system from Lifeline Systems.  The ...

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Hiring freeze likely for courts

“In the very near future, we will have a hiring freeze,” Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the Committee on District Courts today. He said the court system is reviewing all discretionary spending and already has implemented a delayed ...

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More state government cuts to come

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine offered no silver lining for the state’s financial woes as he met with reporters at the Blue Ridge Parkway today.  The budget cuts announced this week address a $1 billion shortfall for 2009.  Kaine says the ...

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NY Times sends a Valentine to Judge Clark

Anyone holding their breath waiting for the New York Times to publish its anticipated review of Circuit Judge Martin Clark’s novel “The Legal Limit” must have long since turned blue and passed out.  Relief came this month with a glowing ...

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