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Judge: Va. workers’ comp bar won’t apply to Md. employees

RICHMOND, VA — 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 ...

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Va. ex-prosecutor disbarred after admitting sex with clients

RICHMOND, VA — A Richmond attorney and former Nottoway County prosecutor has been disbarred after admitting he had sex with two clients he was defending in criminal matters. The revocation of B. Thomas Bledsoe comes as a Virginia State Bar ...

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Utz to acquire popular tortilla chip brand for $480M

Utz Brands is adding yet another company to its pantheon of snack food brands. The publicly traded, Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company announced on Thursday that its subsidiaries, Utz Quality Foods and Heron Holding Corp., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ...

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Pet Valu shutting down 32 Md. stores amid nationwide closure

Pet food and supplies chain Pet Valu is shutting down its U.S. stores and warehouses, including 32 locations in Maryland. The retailer said it will close its 358 locations nationwide and its office in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Liquidation sales are expected ...

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Va. lawyer accused of trying to have sex with client

RICHMOND, VA — A Virginia Beach lawyer faces state bar charges that he tried to entice a jailed client to join him and his girlfriend in a three-way sexual liaison. The action comes as the Virginia State Bar considers recommending ...

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Supporting women’s entrepreneurship during COVID-19 and beyond

Minority Women Business Creation

It has been five months since COVID-19 tightened its grip on America’s economy and the repercussions weigh most heavily on small business owners, and disproportionately on female business owners across the nation by several measures. As of the start of ...

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Security clearances become concern amid a recession and pandemic

For Americans who make careers out of military service, obtaining approval to handle classified information makes a big difference in terms of advancement and pay. Unfortunately, that coveted security clearance could become another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic ...

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‘Pepe the Frog’ movie brings stardom to IP lawyers

BOSTON, MA — It has been called the “most important political film of 2020.” And two of its stars are intellectual property lawyers. The documentary “Feels Good Man” chronicles artist Matt Furie’s quest to wrest control of his cartoon creation, ...

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Educate PA launches Md. sister company

Educate PA, a database that gives subscribers the ability to view all public-school teaching, administrative and support jobs in the state on one online location, has expanded its services to Maryland, the Wyomissing-based company announced. A similar database now will ...

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In-house counsel survey: Energy sector sees biggest pay boost

The average annual salary increase rate for all in-house counsel across industries remained constant at 4.4%, with the energy sector experiencing the highest increase rate of 5.4% for the second year in a row, according to a national online survey. ...

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