Hladys v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 366 S.E.2d 98 (Va. 1988)

Assistant attorneys general may represent different state agencies or parts of state agencies. Virginia Supreme Court held, the official conduct of assistant attorneys general is “entitled to a presumption of honesty and fairness no less than that accorded to acts of other public officials” and that without a showing of bias or improper conduct, impartiality…

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Boynton v. Kilgore, 623 S.E.2d 922 (Va. 2006).

Several terminated employees sued the Attorney General alleging that they had not received the appropriate severance benefits available to state employees covered by the Virginia Personnel Act (VPA). The Attorney General argued that employees of the Attorney General’s office are not covered by the VPA because the statute provides: “The provisions of this chapter shall…

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Boynton v. Kilgore, 623 S.E.2d 922 (Va. 2006)

In Virginia, terminated employees alleged that they were covered by the personnel statute. The attorney general argued that they were not covered by the statute, because that interpretation would “create an unworkable and irreconcilable conflict between the authority of the governor and that of the attorney general,” and the court agreed

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