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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Woman awarded $2M in Fairfax (access required)

Molly Raymond’s mild traumatic brain injury changed her from “the queen of multitasking,” as a friend described her, to someone who has trouble remembering that she has food on the stove. A Fairfax County Circuit Court jury last month awarded ...

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No ?protective sweep' for an empty house (access required)

Police had no right to conduct a protective sweep of the home of a man already in custody, the Virginia Court of Appeals said Tuesday in reversing the man’s firearm convictions. Both the man and his live-in girlfriend told police ...

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Rules on e-discovery floated (access required)

The Virginia Judicial Council’s advisory committee on rules of court has published possible changes to the state rules to reflect e-discovery concerns. Kent Sinclair, the University of Virginia law professor who is chairman of the committee, said Virginia Chief Justice ...

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Lawyer's goal: a national ?advance directives day' (access required)

Federal law generally requires staff to ask anyone entering a hospital or nursing home whether he or she has an advance medical directive and to provide information about the concept. “It’s a tremendously bad time to have to ask that,” ...

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Negligence per se leads to $700K settlement in truck case (access required)

This case arose following a motor vehicle collision on April 2005 on U.S. 29 in Centreville. At approximately 5:45 a.m., the defendant tractor trailer driver made a left turn onto U.S. 29, obstructing the path of the plaintiff’s vehicle. Police ...

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Justice Lacy to retire

Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, the longest serving member of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has told her colleagues that she will retire in August. Lacy made the announcement Friday at the end of the court’s June argument week. She said ...

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The weekly recap

The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from June 5 to June 8. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. Please note that not all links may remain active. If ...

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Supreme Court reverses commonwealth cases

It was a bad day for the commonwealth in the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court reversed seven lower court rulings in favor of the state, including four criminal cases, a sexually violent predator designation, an analysis of the ...

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So you want fries with that?

There is a legal story that’s been floating around the Internet that is worth pulling to ground and blogging about. Last month a lawyer from a big firm in Chicago was handling a case in federal bankruptcy court in Miami. ...

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