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Lawmakers, courts focus on preemption (access required)

WASHINGTON, DC—The issue of federal preemption of state claims is a hot-button topic in the nation’s capitol. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take on the question in several cases this term, lawmakers recently held a hearing to get ...

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Protecting the public

The Virginia State Bar Council took decidedly different positions Friday on two issues described as public protection measures. One was a proposal to require insurance companies to notify claimants when they mail settlement checks to the claimants’ attorneys. That measure ...

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Taser news: Evolution of a brand name?

Speaking of tasers, more people are speaking of tasers these days. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports three taser-related cases in next week’s issue, which doubles the number of “taser” cases reported in prior years since 1993. A Richmond federal district judge ...

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