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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)


A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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Lawyer must testify about how she got documents (access required)


An unnamed criminal defense at­torney and her investigator will have to answer federal prosecu­tors’ questions about how they came into possession of allegedly fraudulent documents that were in­troduced as evidence at their cli­ent’s trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Feds can no longer seize ‘untainted’ assets pre-trial (access required)


Criminal defendants in the feder­al courts covered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may have an easier time coming up with the funds to pay for their defense attor­neys from now on. On Aug. 18 the full 4th ...

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The VLW 2017 ADR Survey


In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information ...

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Employer hit with FMLA damages for ‘bad faith’ (access required)


An employer who miscalculated an executive’s FMLA leave time wound up owing nearly $750,000 in damages to the executive, who was summarily fired when she did not return on the expected date. And more than a third of that award ...

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‘Leaders in the Law’ for 2017 named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 12th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized ...

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‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ for 2017 named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” This awards program, started last year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers ...

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Contractor scores $4M in bid dispute (access required)


A small government contractor was awarded almost $4 million in damages by a Chesapeake jury in a tortious interference suit heard in mid-August. The award comes as result of the defen­dant contractor’s not disclosing a pending merger when the plaintiff ...

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