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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Counterclaim, e-discovery rules proposed

The Supreme Court of Virginia’s advisory committee on rules is looking for comment on a proposal to make counterclaims compulsory and on changes to rules to make e-discovery consistent with changes in federal rules on e-discovery. Virginia Lawyers Weekly has ...

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Conviction for pit-bull attack affirmed

The conviction of Deanna Hilda Large for involuntary manslaughter because she recklessly allowed dangerous dogs to run at large might have been a first, but the Virginia Court of Appeals saw it as little more than a routine sufficiency-of-the-evidence case. ...

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Appeals court to convene in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Court of Appeals usually hears writs in four different cities across the commonwealth. but it doesn’t get to Frederickburg very often. According to The Free Lance-Star, the intermediate court was last there about 10 years ago. But the ...

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Appeals court to convene in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Court of Appeals usually hears writs in four different cities across the commonwealth. but it doesn’t get to Frederickburg very often. According to The Free Lance-Star, the intermediate court was last there about 10 years ago. But the ...

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Lawyer’s ex-secretary to plead guilty

A lawyer’s former secretary, charged with stealing from a dead woman’s estate, is scheduled to plead guilty today under an agreement with federal prosecutors. Shelia Mae Boone, who worked for Richmond lawyer Harvey Latney Jr., is charged with forging checks ...

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Judge who brought pants suit loses job

Roy L. Pearson Jr., who lost his $54 million lawsuit against a D.C. dry cleaning shop over a lost pair of pants, is out of a job. He had been an administrative law judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings, ...

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Santoro named bankruptcy judge

Frank J. Santoro has been named a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, to replace David H. Adams who will retire Jan. 2, 2008, upon the completion of his term of appointment. Santoro (right) is expected ...

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Woman, girl sue Beach hotel over bedbugs

A woman and her daughter, visiting Virginia Beach from the Midwest, claim they were attacked by bedbugs at the Rodeway Inn, a hotel on Atlantic Avenue. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the pair have filed a lawsuit, seeking more than $400,000 ...

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