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Candidates suggest lawyer makeover (access required)

ROANOKE–Image is everything, and the image of Virginia’s lawyers could use some polishing. So say both candidates for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, who lamented the public’s loss of respect for the legal profession at a Roanoke Bar Association ...

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Practice Tip: Voir dire (access required)

‘Hot-coffee’ case, TV ads color jurors’ views She’s everywhere. The little old lady in New Mexico who spilled hot coffee on herself one day and then sued big, bad McDonald’s for mega-bucks. Through the magic of Ann Landers and op-ed ...

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News in Brief for April 15, 1996 (access required)

High court refuses ‘seeds and stalks’ case Judges hearing marijuana cases will continue to have the leeway to examine a drug stash and determine whether the quantity is sufficient for a felony conviction, excluding the seeds and stalk. This latitude ...

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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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