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Bills addressing high eviction rates pass Assembly (access required)

A 2018 Princeton University study found that cities in Virginia have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. In fact, half of the cities covered in the study were in the Old Dominion. A diverse group of stakeholders, ...

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Winchester domestic violence shelter receives $5K AAML grant (access required)

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to a domestic violence shelter in Winchester. The organization announced Jan. 24 that the grant would go to The Laurel Center to support its Project Renew: Shelter, Food ...

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Virginia Beach firm announces 2019 leadership (access required)

Pender & Coward, based in Virginia Beach, has announced the election of a new executive committee. The 2019 committee is Dave Arnold, the new chief executive officer; Mark Baumgartner, chief financial officer;  and Jim Lang, the new chief operating officer. ...

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Norfolk firm announces re-election of board members (access required)

Vandeventer Black, the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, has announced the re-election of two executive board members for 2019. Partners Deborah M. Casey and James R. Harvey were re-elected to continue to serve with fellow partners Edward J. Powers, ...

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Waiting period for suits by fed workers starts with complaint (access required)

The 180-day waiting period for federal employees to file a discrimination lawsuit begins upon filing an initial complaint; not after each subsequent amendment, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In a matter of first impression, the court ...

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