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Governor conflicted on cuspidor provision? (access required)

Every year bills are introduced to clean up the Virginia Code by removing obsolete statutes. One such effort this year would repeal a law requiring employers at bakeries, confectionaries and other food-preparation businesses to provide spittoons for their employees, to ...

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Bottom-feeders visit General Assembly (access required)

Thanks to Virginia State University, two catfish have had the privilege of seeing the General Assembly in action. The channel cats, displayed in a tank also containing some hybrid striped bass, were part of one of the more popular exhibits ...

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Government investigates credit card flap (access required)

WASHINGTON–The Justice Department is investigating complaints of anti-competitive practices in the credit card industry with an eye toward filing an antitrust suit against Visa and MasterCard, government and industry sources said earlier this month. The case flows from complaints by ...

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Lawyers In The News (access required)

Thomas J. Michie has become of counsel to the Charlottesville law firm of Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel P.C. Michie is the son of the firm’s founder and joined the firm in 1959. He has practiced continually since then, ...

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Bar May Endorse Dental Plan (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief The Virginia State Bar soon may be sponsoring new personal insurance programs for lawyers in the commonwealth. At its meeting in Richmond this week, the VSB Council will consider sponsorship of new programs for ...

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Execution is Virginia's first in 1997 (access required)

JARRATT–A man who abducted and sexually tortured a teen-age boy before shooting him through the head was put to death by injection Feb. 6, becoming the first inmate executed in Virginia this year. Michael Carl George, 39, was executed at ...

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