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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Mary, Mary (access required)

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make all seem worthwhile? Mary, of course. Mary Tyler Moore, that is, whose namesake program was a staple of 1970s television. Playing a ...

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Last Call (access required)

Memo to frat guys across the continent: Don’t let this happen to you. Last week, a beer bomb nearly leveled the little town of Adair in northeast Oklahoma. Back up. Okay, it wasn’t that dramatic, but last week, a beer ...

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Legislative background of lien law explained (access required)

Dear Editor: Your lead article in your Feb. 26 issue caught my eye (“General contractor, sub have different rules on perfection of mechanic’s liens”). I am pleased to see that Judge Sharrett got the interpretation of the 2003 amendment to ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Tasos A. Galiotos has joined the Norfolk office of Willcox & Savage as a shareholder. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate with an emphasis on senior housing facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Galiotos graduated from ...

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Six statewide bars back Dohnal for judgeship (access required)

Editor’s Note: By press time last week, the Virginia State Bar and the Old Dominion Bar Association had not announced their endorsements for two pending federal judgeships in the Eastern District of Virginia. The following story is an update of ...

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High court: Lawyer-legislators get 4 hours of CLE (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will grant each lawyer member of the General Assembly four hours of continuing legal education credit for their legislative service. Last June, the Virginia State Bar Council voted 37-24 against providing such credit. Opponents contended ...

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Ruling about innkeepers affirmed after rehearing (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has affirmed a ruling last year that made it easier for a guest to sue an innkeeper when guest is attacked by a third party. That decision, Taboa-da v. Daly Seven Inc. (VLW 006-6-028) was ...

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LMA Virginias chapter taps new officers, board (access required)

The Virginias Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association has elected Carole Yeatts Timberlake president. Timberlake will preside over what she describes as an ambitious agenda for the rest of the year, which will include a new Web site and electronic ...

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Civil Procedure – Appeals – Statement Of Facts (access required)

On plaintiff/appellant’s motion to certify a proffered Statement of Facts, the circuit court certifies that the record is incomplete, as it does not contain facts or a transcript necessary to a determination of those issues for which a recitation of ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Deposition Video – Notice – Sanctions (access required)

Where plaintiff arrived one hour late to a rescheduled deposition and then left because her counsel said that through an “inadvertent oversight,” he failed to notice that the deposition would be videotaped, the circuit court awards plaintiff sanctions under Rule ...

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