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Monthly Archives: August 2007

How to … Choose a private banker (access required)

Managing a small fortune can be an enormous job. A private bank can assist you with your banking and investing needs, giving you expert advice along with excellent one-on-one service. Many banks have private banking de-partments to meet the specific ...

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Punitives follow default judgment (access required)

A Title VII plaintiff won punitive damages even though she conceded to a Roanoke County Circuit Court that she had no evidence the employer, a Salem food distributor, acted with malice. The plaintiff, Juanita Carden, won a default judgment against ...

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DNA exonerations: A look at the first 200 cases (access required)

Few law review articles get attention from the mainstream media even after they’re formally published. But one by University of Virginia law professor Brandon L. Garrett is being cited by such publications as The New York Times and The Atlanta ...

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Driver immunity no bar to UM coverage (access required)

A plaintiff can collect under the uninsured motorist provisions of his automobile liability policy even though the defendant ambulance driver has partial immunity from suit. Fairfax Circuit Judge Arthur B. Vieregg reached that conclusion last month in one of the ...

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Oliver Hill dies at 100

Retired Richmond civil rights lawyer Oliver W. Hill Sr. died this morning at the age of 100, reports The Associated Press. Mr. Hill was one of the lawyers in the 1954 landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education. He and ...

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Beach officials rethink ABC restrictions

It seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, Ernestine Combs really needed a liquor license for her lounge, Uroma. And Virginia Beach really wanted to keep Virginia Beach’s notorious “Block,” the area near 17th Street and Pacific ...

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Daily Record in Baltimore starts blog

Congratulations to our colleagues at The Daily Record in Baltimore, who have joined the blogosphere. Their new blog, On the Record, debuted this past Wednesday. The TDR blog is now the seventh maintained by a Dolan Media Company operation. Look ...

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VLW parent company went public today

MINNEAPOLIS – Dolan Media, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, went public today. The Minneapolis-based firm’s shares opened on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “DM,” with an initial public offering price of $14.50.When trading commenced ...

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