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JIRC recommends discipline for SW Va. judge

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission recommended on Wednesday that the Supreme Court of Virginia censure or remove Juvenile and Domestic Relations District James Michael Shull. JIRC found that Shull on Dec. 15 twice directed a woman involved in a ...

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Va. Supreme Court upholds $8M verdict

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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Search for VSB executive director delayed

The committee appointed to recommend a replacement for Virginia State Bar Executive Director Thomas A. Edmonds had hoped to have a candidate by the VSB’s annual meeting next month. But the committee has decided to re-advertise for the position, said ...

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London, we have a problem

Lawyers’ business clients have used arbitration for years to resolve commercial disputes. But there’s business, and then, there’s bidness. Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar had a case in Norfolk federal district court last month, Al-Haddad Commodities Corp. v. ...

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Federal court as defense haven – Update

Yesterday, VLW posted a blog item entitled “Federal court as defense haven.” The item reported remarks made at a seminar held at the Spring Section meetings of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys at Keswick Hall May 11. Over many ...

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