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Trial lawyers agree to disagree on TV ads (access required)

A television camera pans the courtroom, then settles on the judge, who looks right at the lawyer before him, then deeply intones, “Mumbo jumbo.” The lawyer responds, “Mumbo jumbo. Mumbo jumbo. Mumbo jumbo.” The judge, again: “Mumbo jumbo? Mumbo jumbo. ...

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News in Brief for April 8, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Springfield lawyer Robert A. Armstrong II has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar’s Fifth District Committee–Section III. The committee’s order stated that Armstrong had pleaded guilty to petit larceny charges stemming from the taking ...

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No Bowman claim for sex harassment (access required)

An employee who worked in an atmosphere “pervaded with sexual slur” has no claim for sexual harassment under the Bowman public-policy exception, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. The judge concluded that “discrimination” as recognized by the Virginia Supreme ...

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Bowman age claim allowed by high court (access required)

A 59-year-old manager who was fired and told his job was being eliminated, then was replaced by a 28-year-old, has a claim for age discrimination under the Bowman public-policy exception, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The decision is the ...

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