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Same-sex horseplay backs hostile environment claim (access required)

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Even though a plaintiff male employee admitted his male workplace tormenter was not homosexual, the co-worker’s alleged persistent, sexually charged harassment was enough to let a Title VII hostile work environment claim go to trial, a federal judge has ruled. ...

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Prosecutor faces VSB ethics charges (access required)

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A Virginia prosecutor has been charged by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel with “dishonesty and misrepresentation” in concealing information about a police drug informant. The case against Joseph W. Lee III, formerly with the Portsmouth commonwealth’s attorney’s office, marks ...

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Calculating lost profits: an overview (access required)

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Commercial damages can occur in breach of contract and business tort cases and result in claims for lost profits or diminished business value. Intellectual property infringement, securities fraud and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. This article provides ...

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State agrees to treat inmate with Hepatitis C (access required)

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Virginia inmates seeking treatment for Hepatitis C may have made progress with federal litigation, but – even after the state agreed to provide treatment for one prisoner – the state prison system’s overall treatment policy remains unclear. A federal judge ...

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‘Leaders,’ Up & Comers for 2018 named

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Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2018 classes of “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Leaders Now in its 13th year, the “Leaders in the Law” awards program recognizes the lawyers ...

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Inquiries into alleged harassment didn’t violate 1st Amendment (access required)

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The University of South Carolina didn’t violate student groups’ First Amendment rights by making inquiries into harassment allegations after a rally for “free speech,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 16. The appeals court unanimously upheld the ...

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Senate confirms two for 4th Circuit bench

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WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Senate has confirmed two more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, bringing to 26 the number of new appellate judges that have been approved this session of Congress. The judges confirmed Aug. 16 — South Carolina U.S. ...

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Toppling a giant (access required)

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A 36-year-old Richmond lawyer – working out of a county-seat office in the Piedmont hills – is doing network interviews and accepting congratulations from big-time tort lawyers for a stunning $289 million product liability verdict this month in a California ...

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The microaggression of document redlining (access required)

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As a group, lawyers are probably less disturbed by microaggressions than the population at large. We spend most of our days dealing with macroaggressions. We can’t waste too much time sweating the small stuff. That being said, there’s one legal ...

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