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Increased efficiency leads to more ADR in workers’ comp. system (access required)

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Each year, more and more cases in Virginia are resolved through alternative dispute resolution. But, according to an annual report published Sept. 13 by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, this number is going up particularly quickly in workers’ compensation cases. ...

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Requiring proof of residency may be Fair Housing violation (access required)

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A mobile home park may have violated the Fair Housing Act by requiring residents to provide proof of their legal residency in the United States, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Four Latino families allege that the ...

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Lessons from Florence: Disaster planning for law firms (access required)

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As this issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly was being put to bed, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, was headed for landfall in the Carolinas, with heavy rain and wind expected for Virginia. Large population centers in the commonwealth appeared ...

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Inquiries into alleged harassment didn’t violate 1st Amendment (access required)

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The University of South Carolina didn’t violate student groups’ First Amendment rights by making inquiries into harassment allegations after a rally for “free speech,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 16. The appeals court unanimously upheld the ...

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Hoppy dreams (access required)

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In Richmond, it seems that with every new month comes another new brewery, bringing with it all sorts of strange and unique hops and sours, saisons and stouts. With each brewery comes the promise of urban renewal, as beer drinkers ...

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How does the Virginia judiciary handle sexual harassment? (access required)

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment accusations in the federal judiciary, the question arises: How common is sexual harassment in the state judiciary, and how are accusations handled when they do occur? Officials of the Judicial ...

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