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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Diaz, O’Connell leave Rees, Broome & Diaz

Ray Diaz and Ed O’Connell, both experienced community association lawyers, have left Vienna-based Rees, Broome & Diaz to join Whiteford Taylor & Preston. The latter firm, with its home base in Baltimore, has over 155 lawyers in five offices throughout ...

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Discovery: voice-mail recording admissible

What happens when a speaker leaves a voice-mail message for an attorney, whose recording device doesn’t shut off? The message left on the machine can come into evidence in a real estate case, according to Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas ...

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VBA recommends 11 for 4th Circuit vacancies

Two Virginia Supreme Court justices, two federal judges and two law professors are among the Virginia Bar Association’s recommendations for two vacancies on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Virginia Sen. Jim Webb asked bar groups earlier this year ...

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On the Virginia Tech shootings

The news of Monday’s shootings at Virginia Tech was horrific and unsettling and unfathomable. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims, and with all who have been affected. The support for the school from all corners ...

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Civil Procedure – Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – No Termination Of Representation (access required)

A law firm that represented a Northern Virginia developer under an engagement letter that applied to the developer’s “related companies … on this and any other matter upon which we are engaged,” is disqualified from representing the developer’s opponent in ...

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Negligence – Slip & Fall – Shopping Mall – Property Manager Duty (access required)

In this negligence action by a woman who fell outside a store at the Fair Oaks Mall, the defendant management company cannot escape liability by claiming that as the contractual property manager and not the owner but the agent of ...

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$150K awarded in Roanoke rear-ender (access required)

This case arose from a rear end collision on May 27, 2002, when plaintiff was struck while stopped in a line of traffic on Elm Avenue in the City of Roanoke. Plaintiff was struck by Jerry Austin, a Norfolk Southern ...

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