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Chesterfield judge pledges to improve demeanor (access required)

A Chesterfield County juvenile and domestic relations judge said he was “devastated” by surveys indicating problems with his patience, courtesy and respect on the bench and promised legislators he would do better. Seeking election to a second 6-year term, Judge ...

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Bill: Allow damages for loss of consortium (access required)


A Virginia lawyer-legislator wants the state to allow a cause of action for loss of consortium. Virginia has long refused to allow a tort plaintiff to recover damages for loss of intimacy with a spouse or related damages. Virginia Code ...

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Alston nominated for federal judgeship (access required)

President Donald Trump has nominated Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. for a U.S. district court judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Alston would succeed Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, who ...

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Employer must show reasons for pay disparity actually used (access required)

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In an Equal Pay Act case, an employer offering reasons for pay disparities between men and women must show it actually applied those reasons in the wage decision process to avoid liability, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ...

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Crump jumps firms (access required)

A partner’s move means a name change for a downtown Richmond law firm. Beverley L. “Bev” Crump moved from the DurretteCrump Law Firm to work at ThompsonMcMullan, effective Jan. 1. The move led to a change from the DurretteCrump name ...

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Fairfax legislators pick 2 for J&DR judgeships (access required)

Members of the Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly have selected two attorneys for possible election to seats on the county juvenile and domestic relations bench. The legislators voted Friday to back Maha-Rebekah Abejuela of the county attorney’s office ...

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