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Daily Archives: May 28, 2007

High court lets $8M Fairfax verdict stand (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has let stand an $8 million verdict for the family of a high school senior who was killed in a car wreck in Fairfax County in September 2002. The court heard arguments last month in ...

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Man loses fight to keep his name off offender registry (access required)

CHESAPEAKE — A man convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense has lost his court fight to keep his name off Virginia’s public sex offender registry. Dennis Craig Corbett, 57, sued the state in October, arguing that the law governing the ...

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Tech gunman Cho should have received treatment plan (access required)

The agency that delivers mental health services in the Blacksburg area was legally bound to establish a treatment plan for Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho in December 2005, the agency’s director says. Dr. Les Saltzberg said the New River Valley ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from May 21 to May 24. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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Refining the law on sanctions (access required)

Last August, the Supreme Court of Virginia fined Roanoke lawyer D. Stan Barnhill $1,000 and suspended him from practicing before the court for a year because of an intemperate petition for rehearing he had filed. Over the next eight months, ...

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JIRC: Censure or remove J&DR judge (access required)

Tammy Giza and a deputy court clerk have a very different recollection of a custody hearing from that of the attorney for Giza’s husband and James Michael Shull, a juvenile and domestic relations district judge who sits in Lee, Scott ...

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No contract claims for fired general counsel (access required)

A company’s general counsel, fired after 20 years of service, cannot sue the company’s chief operating officer on claims of tortious interference with contract, an Alexandria Circuit judge has ruled in Rubin v. Maloney (VLW 007-8-149). Burton J. Rubin sued ...

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TILA notice on cancellation won't create rescission right (access required)

Providing a cancellation notice under the federal Truth in Lending Act does not create a right of rescission for a mortgage secured by commercial real estate, a federal judge in Newport News has ruled. John C. Lynch, the Norfolk attorney ...

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Patent Reform Act proposes new ways to grant and test patents (access required)

The 2007 Patent Reform Act is the latest in several recent attempts to reform the patent system. While previous attempts languished, the Act is a bipartisan and bicameral effort that, thus far, appears to have the best chance yet of ...

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