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Charlottesville-area bar honors Richmond for service

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has honored Joseph W. “Rick” Richmond Jr. with its Lifetime Service Award. The award recognizes a CABA member whose work has embodied the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and has contributed to improvement ...

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VLW 2017 Survey of Alternative Dispute Resolution Providers

The VLW 2017 Survey of ADR Providers Help drive business to your ADR group by participating in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. On August 21, 2017, Virginia Lawyers Weekly will feature the results of our Survey of ADR Providers. This ...

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When the rubber no longer meets the road

Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been home to some notable criminals. Pirates such as Blackbeard (a/k/a Edward Teach) and Calico Jack roamed the area; Teach made Ocracoke his headquarters. Or if you want to hear ...

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Email campaign targets 4th Circuit judges (access required)

Judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are facing a flood of emails in support of the Trump administration’s travel ban which comes before the court on May 8. The court will be hearing an appeal of a Maryland case blocking ...

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Man pushing disabled car off road hit by passing car – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating his vehicle on U.S. 13 on the East­ern Shore of Virginia when it suffered a me­chanical breakdown. After pulling the ve­hicle on to the shoul­der of the highway, plaintiff attempted to push the disabled ve­hicle into an ...

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DNA test request goes back to trial court (access required)

A lawsuit challenging a prosecutor’s denial of DNA testing to a rape defendant has been revived by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. An appellate panel vacated a Norfolk federal court’s rejection of Derek LaMar’s civil rights suit alleging Prince ...

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Legislators question court caseload numbers (access required)

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Some state senators on Feb. 9 sharply questioned the accuracy of figures used to decide which empty judgeships are filled in Virginia trial courts. As the Senate squelched a bid to fill two circuit court vacancies in Loudoun and Prince ...

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No job bias claim against foreign agency (access required)

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A U.S. citizen hired by a foreign government’s cultural agency did not have protection from alleged sexual harassment, despite references to U.S. employment laws in his job offer and the agency’s personnel guidelines, an Alexandria federal court has ruled. Foreign ...

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