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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Deshabille dooms divorce defense

It’s tough to prove adultery as a ground for divorce in Virginia. It helps to catch the wayward spouse emerging from his girlfriend’s home in his underwear. In Toth v. Toth (VLW 008-8-071), a Fairfax Circuit Court said a wife ...

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The return of Ray Harron

Ray Harron is back. Dr. Harron is well-known to lawyers who handle asbestos cases. He’s the West Virginia radiologist who made a fortune and a reputation as a reader of mass quantities of lung x-rays for asbestos and silicosis claimants. ...

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Supreme Court will consider disclosure of settlement terms in death cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted an appeal to litigants in Spotsylvania County who want to keep the terms of their wrongful death settlements a secret. The cases involve allegedly tainted heart medicine blamed for six deaths and four ...

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Nichol to leave W&M, rejoin UNC law faculty

Former College of William & Mary president Gene Nichol and his wife, Glenn George, are headed to Chapel Hill, NC, to rejoin the faculty of the University of North Carolina law school, reports The Daily Press. Nichol resigned the W&M ...

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Safety report admissible, 4th Circuit says

The family of a Dickenson County coal miner killed in a 2003 mining accident will get another chance to prove their products liability claims against the manufacturers of a mining machine’s remote control device that was strapped to the miner’s ...

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Drug courts to get $6 million

Virginia’s 14 drug courts survived the General Assembly budget battle and will get a $6 million allocation under the agreement just hammered out. But a new $2 million program to help inmates re-enter society after prison was gutted. The Daily ...

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Dentist, guilty of fraud, still practicing

A federal jury in Abingdon on March 6 found Roy Shelburne, a Lee County dentist, guilty on 10 counts, including health-care fraud and racketeering. Sentencing is set for June. The Bristol Herald Courier has reported he is still seeing patients ...

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Happy Birthday (to us)

The VLW Blog celebrates its first anniversary today. On March 12, 2007, Virginia Lawyers Weekly became the first member of the Dolan Media Company law group to enter the blogosphere. We launched the blog to provide a means to get ...

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