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Lawyers spar over Merillat bill at hearing (access required)

Legislators need not pass a bill to moot last fall’s Merillat ruling because current law still allows Workers’ Compensation claims for repetitive trauma, according to attorneys for employers who testified at a House of Delegates subcommittee meeting last Monday. Claimants’ ...

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Mentor program underway (access required)

A mentoring program for Richmond youths, which is run through the city’s juvenile courts, is now underway. The program kicked off last week with a training session for the first group of mentors, who were recruited by the Richmond and ...

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Assisted suicide laws debated (access required)

When people who are terminally ill wish to end their suffering, they sometimes ask their doctors for help in dying. But doctors who heed their patients’ calls for help may later find themselves prosecuted. In the past, proposals to legalize ...

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