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Bar considers break with the past on ghostwriting lawyers (access required)

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Virginia State Bar authorities want to rewrite the advisory guidelines for lawyers who ghostwrite pleadings intended to be filed in court by non-lawyer clients. While ghostwriting has been frowned upon by many judges and ethically allowed only with disclosure of ...

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No ‘Twiqbal’ for Affirmative Defenses (access required)

An African-American female former vice president at defendant bank who alleges she suffered disparate discipline by her white female supervisor and was terminated instead of transferred, as were white employees, has her motion to strike defendants’ affirmative defenses denied by ...

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No TRO for Challenge to Bald Eagle Removal (access required)

In this action under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and other environmental laws, a Norfolk U.S. District Court denies plaintiff wildlife preservation group’s request for an injunction against defendant officials’ enforcement of a permit for removal of bald ...

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Fired Bank Manager Says Discipline was ‘Pretextual’ (access required)

An African-American female vice president at defendant bank has stated claims for race discrimination in employment under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 based on her allegations that despite her 18-year employment history and recent promotion, she began receiving ...

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Plaintiffs May Join State, Federal Pay Claims (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff city police officers may sue in federal court for overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and under Virginia’s wage act; the court will exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ state law ...

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