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Hang it up (access required)

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Virginia lawmakers have moved one step closer to completely banning driv­ers from using mobile devices. On Feb. 5, the House passed House Bill 874, which would prohibit motorists from using cellphones and other hand­held devices while driving and would penalize ...

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Measure may spur lawyer-doctor conversations (access required)

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Faced with heated opposition from medical providers, a trial lawyer-backed proposal to force doctors to cooperate with personal injury lawyers seems headed for the shelf in favor of negotiations on a voluntary cooperation agreement. More than half of 69 trial ...

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Bill seeks ban on holding phone while driving (access required)

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Lawmakers are pushing to ban the use of cellphones while driving in Virginia. Current state law prohibits reading or typing messages on a personal communications device while driving. However, holding a cellphone is legal, except while driving in a work ...

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Lawmakers push bills on tenant rights (access required)

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The late fee that a landlord could charge a tenant would be capped at 5% under a bill now pending before the 2020 General Assembly. The measure is one of several aimed to reform housing policies and strengthen tenants’ rights. ...

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