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Doctor faces trial over too-quick response (access required)

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A Roanoke doctor whose office promptly provided medical records in response to a subpoena could be liable for emotional distress to the patient who lost her chance to challenge the subpoena, a Roanoke judge has ruled. The decision allows a ...

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Legalize it: Details emerge for marijuana legalization plan (access required)

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For years, the call to “Legalize It” was widely regarded as a stoner’s pipedream. Now, Virginia leaders are not only seriously proposing to legalize marijuana, they are making elaborate plans for the industry that would result. Two state reports emerged ...

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Unlinked: Prosecutors renounce funding incentives to pile on charges (access required)

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One aspect of the 2020 Virginia criminal justice reform agenda may already have been achieved, even as reform legislation was parked for a year. Virginia prosecutors responding to a call for revision of the state’s formula for allocating staff positions ...

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Virginia comp bar won’t apply to Maryland employees (access required)

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The Virginia statute that blocks tort recovery against a fellow employee for on-the-job injuries doesn’t apply when those injuries were covered by Maryland, not Virginia, workers’ comp law, a circuit judge has ruled. The Nov. 13 decision by Fairfax Circuit ...

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‘Unsung Legal Heroes’ for 2020 are named

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce to Class of 2020 in the “Unsung Legal Heroes” awards. Now in its fourth year, this program recognizes the Old Dominion’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals.  The “Unsung Legal Heroes” awards ...

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