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Ex-partner sues LeClairRyan for gender discrimination (access required)

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A federal lawsuit paints an unflattering picture of male-dominated leadership at the Richmond-based LeClairRyan law firm, but the firm contends the criticism is misplaced. Former LeClairRyan partner Michele Burke Craddock claims in her lawsuit that she was a victim of ...

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Parties Realigned Against Malpractice Carrier (access required)

In a plaintiff’s declaratory judgment action against the legal malpractice carrier for the lawyer plaintiff is suing for legal malpractice, the Richmond U.S. District Court will realign the parties on a motion by defendant malpractice carrier. ALPS asserts diversity jurisdiction ...

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Panel Upholds Virginia House District Plan (access required)

In a 2-1 split of the three-judge panel, the Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the constitutionality of 12 Virginia House of Delegates districts against plaintiffs’ challenge asserting the redistricting plan demonstrates racial gerrymandering in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal ...

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Fire Captains Exempt from Overtime Pay (access required)

Captains in the Henrico County Fire Department are exempt executives not eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act; a Richmond U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to grant summary judgment to defendant county. Plaintiffs argue ...

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Challenge to ‘Firehouse Primary’ Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ challenge to defendant Democratic Party of Virginia’s use of a “firehouse primary” to choose a Democratic nominee for the 74th House District special election after the resignation of Del. Joe Morrissey; plaintiffs have ...

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