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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Landlord is not required to mitigate under lease (access required)

It’s summer blockbuster season and people are hitting the movie theaters to check out what’s on the big screen. As long as the popcorn’s fresh, patrons at the Surf-N-Sand Movie Theater in Virginia Beach may not care about that movie ...

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Cop's check of the DMV database upheld by judge (access required)

A driver sitting at a stop sign may get nervous when he sees a cop car in the rear-view mirror – even if the driver’s car and conduct both pass legal muster. That driver may have cause for concern, in ...

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Old law, new area: Damage to property in cyberspace (access required)

It’s fairly obvious when someone physically damages someone else’s belongings, but what counts as property damage in cyberspace? Historically, the trespass to chattels doctrine has been used to prove liability when one individual causes physical harm to someone else’s personal ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Vicki L. Wiese has opened the Wiese Law Firm PLC in Roanoke. Wiese is a litigator with an emphasis in family law and domestic relations. * * * Troutman Sanders LLP has added two attorneys to the firm. D. Cabell ...

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How to choose a commercial real estate broker (access required)

If you’re looking to buy, lease or sell commercial property, the first and perhaps most important step is to choose an excellent commercial real estate broker. Commercial real estate transactions not only involve large sums of money – they’re rife ...

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The Putative Father Registry (access required)

Yesterday – July 1, 2007 – marked the beginning of a new era in Virginia adoption law. A new philosophical approach is embodied in the enactment of the Putative Father Registry. No longer will adoptive parents and adoption agencies have ...

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Federal pleading just got a little tougher (access required)

Last month, with relatively limited fanfare, the United States Supreme Court altered the federal pleading standard that has been in effect for the last half century. Those who practice civil litigation regularly in the federal courts are no doubt very ...

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Transportation bill, other laws changed rules of road July 1 (access required)

(AP) Memo to Lead Foot: Ease off the gas pedal or risk paying new fees the state will use to help pay for major road projects. Scores of new state laws took effect yesterday, but few will affect everyday life ...

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Wreck settled for $850,000 (access required)

This two-vehicle, rear-end collision occurred on Dec. 16, 2004. The plaintiff was stopped to turn left across oncoming traffic when the defendant, operating a loaded dump truck, collided at high speed with the plaintiff’s vehicle. The collision occurred on country ...

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VLF seeks nominees for 2008 Class of Fellows (access required)

Nominations for the 2008 Class of Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation will be accepted through Sept. 10, 2007. The class will be inducted at a dinner meeting in Williamsburg on Jan. 17, 2008 during the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual ...

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