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Fairfax, Lynchburg courts closed today

State courts in Fairfax County and Lynchburg are closed today because of lingering problems from Friday’s storm that whipped through Virginia. Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk John Frey said the Fairfax courthouse has power, but there is no air conditioning. ...

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Troutman opens Beijing office

Troutman Sanders LLP has opened an office in Beijing. The new office is the third in China for the firm, which started a Hong Kong office in 1997 and an office in Shanghai in 2007. With the addition, Troutman has ...

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Employer social media policies too broad, NLRB says

The National Labor Relations Board has released the third in a series of memos that detail common pitfalls in employment social media policies. The report, which was released last month, stressed that policy provisions are unlawful if they interfere with ...

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Sullivan to stay at U.Va.

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors Tuesday unanimously reversed its earlier decision to oust school president Teresa Sullivan. The school announced the decision in a news release available on its website. Sullivan was asked to resign earlier this month ...

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Sentencing commission has new director

The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission has appointed Meredith Farrar-Owens as its new director, the Supreme Court of Virginia has announced. Farrar-Owens is the second person to serve as director since the Sentencing Commission was established by the General Assembly in ...

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The VLW 2012 Survey of ADR Providers (access required)

Help drive business to your ADR group by participating in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. On August 27, Virginia Lawyers Weekly will feature the results of our Survey of ADR Providers. This reference will appear in a special section of ...

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Judge Nye returns to the bench in Hopewell

Hopewell General District Judge Kenneth Nye has been cleared to hold court again as a retired judge. Nye presided over court Thursday, according to court clerk Deborah Hatcher. Nye was asked to step aside from judicial duties in April after ...

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Fees? Simple.

Many of the opinions we get at this newspaper involve a fight over who is liable for some harm or whether some statute has been violated, and who is responsible and must pay money damages. Some opinions are in a ...

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Gunman shoots at Chesterfield lawyer

A Chesterfield attorney narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when a gunman fired a shot at him at his law office across from the Chesterfield County courthouse. David G. DeFazio said he was in the parking lot of the Barnes ...

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