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Comments at firing support ADEA claim

A 58-year-old executive who was fired after company management allegedly said it needed “new talent” gets another chance to prove his age discrimination complaint in Charlottesville federal court. Dean Inman, an engineer and former vice president of Klockner Pentaplast of ...

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Part-time jobs wane for women lawyers

Some economic reports say the economic downturn has been harder on men than on women, who still are concentrated in more stable service sectors of the economy. It depends on which service sector you mean. In law, not so much, ...

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McGuire hiring some now, some later

McGuireWoods is taking it step-by-step in hiring of this year’s summer associates, according to a report. The Above The Law blog says it’s received word that 11 of 48 McGuire summer associates have received hiring letters, while the remainder have ...

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Batson claims: One that got away

Here are a couple more cases for your Batson file. Can a prosecutor strike a prospective juror she suspects would have trouble understanding complicated DNA evidence? It’s a question the Court of Appeals had to back away from, even after ...

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Floyd County jury rejects insanity defense

The man acquitted in the hit-and-run death of a Roanoke lawyer has been found guilty of all charges in an assault on a Floyd County woman. Jeffery Young was accused of running down the Floyd victim with his car in ...

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Warrantless entry plan nixed in Chesterfield

Faced with criticism from the ACLU and other sources, the Chesterfield County supervisors reportedly have dumped a proposed ordinance that would have permitted inspectors to enter rental units without first getting warrants. The ACLU of Virginia said the supervisors voted ...

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New head prosecutor hopes to keep his hand in

The newly sworn U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia says he hopes to still handle a few cases, despite his administrative role as the top federal lawyer west of the Blue Ridge. Meeting with reporters today, Tim Heaphy ...

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