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Questions To Ask An ADA Plaintiff (access required)

When trying to decide whether a disabled worker still has an ADA claim, a plaintiff’s lawyer may want to ask the same questions an EEOC investigator asks. The investigator has to look at the definitions used by the particular benefits ...

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Obituaries (access required)

William J. Mitchell III died Feb. 12 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 31. Mitchell practiced in Chesapeake and lived in Newport News. Mitchell, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., received his undergraduate degree in 1988 from the ...

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ACLU to sue INS for raid of poultry plant (access required)

HARRISONBURG–Federal immigration agents had no right to detain hundreds of poultry plant workers during a raid earlier this month, a state civil liberties leader said. Late last month, Kent Willis, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Virginia, ...

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To save money, cities ponder town status (access required)

Several of the commonwealth’s 40 cities are considering solving pressing financial problems by giving up their independence and becoming towns again, mainly to transfer fiscal burdens onto surrounding counties. South Boston, near the border of North Carolina, was the first ...

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Judge-Only Voir Dire Is Allowed (access required)

Even though a state statute guarantees a defendant the right to question jurors during voir dire, a judge committed only harmless error when he insisted upon asking all the questions himself, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The judge ...

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