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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Tales from the past

At the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual gathering, the Criminal Law section meeting is a time for war stories, anecdotes and general hilarity. Last week, New Kent Circuit Judge Thomas Hoover recalled a session from the courtroom of federal district ...

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July 2007 Bar Pass List (access required)

Editor’s Note: Below are the names of the successful candidates who sat for the July 2007 Virginia bar examination. Of the 1,502 applicants who took the exam, 1,081 passed, for a pass rate of 71.9 percent. Congratulations! A Sarah Constance ...

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Assessing the probable impact of ‘John Crane’ (access required)

Since the fall of 2007, Virginia attorneys have been double-checking their expert disclosures to make certain they are sufficient under the Supreme Court of Virginia’s decision in John Crane Inc. v. Jones, 274 Va. 581, 650 S.E.2d 851 (2007), cert. ...

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Foodgathering begins Monday

The second annual Legal Food Frenzy starts Monday and runs through April 11. The competition among law firms for the Attorney General’s Cup is aimed at raising a million pounds of food, a substantial increase over the 679,000 pounds raised ...

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Home stripped of fixtures after foreclosure

As reported lately, some disgruntled mortgage customers react to foreclosure notices by burning down their homes. A Floyd County woman was not so vindictive, but still ended up facing felony theft charges. According to the Floyd Press, Elizabeth Ann Ledger ...

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Chuck Norris to speak at Liberty U graduation

Frankly, I am scared to try to say anything funny here. Insert your favorite Chuck Norris fact. Here‘s the news item from the Lynchburg News & Advance.

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O’Connor weighs in on law and war

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor lately has been offering pointed public opinions on various topics, most often on the judicial selection process in the states. Today, at Virginia Military Institute, she turned her sights on military justice. According ...

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