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No sealed settlement in restaurant pay case

A restaurant chain’s settlement of servers’ overtime-pay claims will not be sealed, an Alexandria U.S. District Court said earlier this month. The employer urged confidentiality and the employees acquiesced, according to the court’s opinion in Miles v. Ruby Tuesday Inc., ...

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Deals reportedly reached for some trial judgeships

The General Assembly is expected to fill circuit court openings in Virginia Beach and on the Eastern Shore during today’s meeting. Disagreements between Democratic and Republican lawmakers had prevented officials from electing judges in these circuits, according toThe Virginian-Pilot. A ...

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LEO barring Medicare indemnity is approved

A legal ethics opinion declaring it unethical for plaintiffs’ lawyers to indemnify insurance companies against unforeseen liens has been approved by the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics. LEO 1858 holds it improper for the insurance company lawyer ...

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DiscoverReady acquires ACT Litigation Services

The Dolan Company (NYSE:DM) announced earlier this week that its DiscoverReady subsidiary had completed a significant strategic expansion in the electronic discovery sector with the acquisition of the assets of ACT Litigation Services, based in Valencia, Calif. The purchase price ...

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How hot is it this week?

Last week’s triple-digit heat finally broke about Monday. It says something when you get excited that the day’s high is only 95. The seasonal hot temps will be pushed out by more 100-plus weather tomorrow. You may have seen this ...

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How hot is it this week?

Last week’s triple-digit heat finally broke about Monday. It says something when you get excited that the day’s high is only 95. The seasonal hot temps will be pushed out by more 100-plus weather tomorrow. You may have seen this ...

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School can discipline ‘Charm Queen’ for hateful website

Can a public school system suspend a student for posting ugly accusations about another student on a Myspace page? Absolutely, said the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an opinion decided Tuesday. Kara Kowalski, the “Queen of Charm” at ...

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