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U.Va. board regrets use of slave labor in 1800s (access required)

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has passed a resolution expressing regret for the school’s use of slave labor between 1819 and 1865. The board unanimously passed the resolution on April 13, the 264th birthday of university founder Thomas ...

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Norfolk-based Landmark takes over Maryland papers (access required)

Landmark Communications Inc. will take over ownership of The (Annapolis) Capital and its five sister newspapers in an ownership change negotiated following the death last year of Capital publisher Philip Merrill, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Merrill’s widow, Eleanor, announced that ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the VLW Daily E-Mail Alert and as featured daily news links on the VLW Web site, www.valawyersweekly.com, from April 20 to April 26. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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Death in police-chase crash results in $2.35M settlement (access required)

On August 12, 2006, Lieutenant James Hurst Sears, an off-duty police officer with the Colonial Heights Police Department, was returning home after a late night workout at the police gym. As he approached the intersection of Route 1 and Lakeview ...

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Defective nozzle breaks,smashes face of worker (access required)

On April 5, 2005, Oscar Allen was performing an industrial cleaning job for his employer at a facility in Williamsburg. The “wash down” operation required the use of water, pressurized at approximately 300 p.s.i., passing through a 10-inch long brass ...

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Piñata stick slips from hands, strikes eye of 12-year-old girl (access required)

The stick being used in a pi?ata game slipped from an 8-year-old boy’s hands and flew 15 to 20 feet across a yard before striking a 12-year-old girl in her eye and causing permanent blindness in that eye. The adults ...

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VSB dues likely won't be hiked until 2009 (access required)

Your Virginia State Bar dues probably won’t go up until June 2009 at the earliest, and your deadbeat colleagues are a major reason that the increase will come later rather than sooner. The Virginia State Bar imposes various delinquency and ...

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P.I. lawyer not bound by signed arbitration accord (access required)

It’s the classic question from contracts class. When two parties are dickering over terms of an agreement and exchanging drafts, at what point are they bound? And the classic answer, of course, is when there is a meeting of the ...

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2007 ?Largest Law Firms' presented (access required)

McGuireWoods LLP has reclaimed the top spot in the 2007 survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The Richmond-based firm reported 308 Virginia-licensed attorneys practicing within the state, up from 294 in 2006. This breaks last year’s tie for first place ...

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High court rebuffs city on land use ? twice (access required)

Alexandria residents made it very clear to City Council that they wanted neither a coal-fueled power plant nor McMansions. Council tried to respond to the residents, but the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled on April 20 in separate cases that ...

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