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Mahoney to succeed Jeffries at U.Va.

Paul G. Mahoney, a corporate law expert at the University of Virginia, will become the 11th dean of the U.Va. law school on July 1. In announcing the appointment today, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III had high praise for ...

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Full-text Circuit Court opinions free online

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce a new benefit for subscribers. Starting today, you’ll be able to get a full-text copy of any Circuit Court opinion from 2007 onward that we digest in the paper for FREE. Full-text PDF ...

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VSB Council to consider mandatory insurance rule

The Virginia State Bar will seek comments on a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance for attorneys who represent clients drawn from the public. The VSB executive committee and council will get the proposal as an informational item at their ...

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New ERISA 401(k) claim

An employee who claims his 401(k) account lost value can sue the plan administrator for failure to follow the employee’s investment instructions. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Supreme Court said in LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates Inc. that the ...

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SCC rejects claims of retention groups

Read it and weep if you had a claim that you thought was covered by American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal or Doctors Insurance Reciprocal. The State Corporation Commission ruled today that you have the same status as a general creditor ...

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Love stinks?

From the Love Stinks Department: It’s not quite as provocative as the Chicago billboard last year featuring a buff dude and a scantily clad babe and proclaiming, “Life’s short. Get a divorce.” But the message is pretty much the same. ...

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Food frenzy begins at end of March

Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced yesterday that the second annual Legal Food Frenzy will be held March 31- April 11. The goal this year is a million pounds of food for the state’s foodbanks from Virginia law firms, a ...

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Nichol out at W&M

The Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary announced in a statement this morning that President Gene Nichol had resigned following the board’s decision not to renew his contract. Nichol also released a statement, noting that he ...

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Kelley will leave bench

Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr. will leave the federal district bench less than four years after he was appointed to the court. In a letter to President Bush today, Kelley said May 16 will be his last day as a ...

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