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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Lawyer needn’t give notice before filing bankruptcy (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia could have reversed the sanction against a lawyer who avoided a trial with a last-minute bankruptcy filing based on its finding that there was no factual basis for the trial court’s conclusion that he never ...

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Expert must back treatise (access required)

A live witness must lay a solid foundation before articles in medical journals may be admitted as “holy writ” in a civil trial, according to an opinion this month from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court’s unanimous decision tightens ...

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Assembly reconvenes, taps judges (access required)

The General Assembly finally filled 22 out of about 30 judicial vacancies late Wednesday night but left it to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine or circuit judges to fill seats in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Roanoke. The bitterest disputes were ...

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Republicans weigh choices for Attorney General race (access required)

The resignation by the federal prosecutor in Roanoke this month heralds a clash over who will carry the banner as the Republican nominee for Attorney General in 2009. Meeting reporters with his beaming family at his side, U.S. Attorney John ...

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Partnerships – Derivative Action – Standing – Adverse Interest (access required)

In a dispute among siblings in a family limited partnership with varying partnership interests in a Springfield Toyota dealership, the brother who managed the dealership and alleged tortious actions by another brother, does not have standing to file a derivative ...

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Presenting 2008’s survey of state’s ‘Largest Law Firms’ (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present the 2008 survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms” in this issue. The survey ranks the 75 largest firms in the commonwealth, based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys working in offices located within ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Passenger Pat-Down (access required)

Although a police officer several months ago conducted a controlled cocaine purchase from a house visited by defendant, a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation in the same “high crime” area late at night, the officer had ...

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Limited partner can’t file derivative suit for p’ship (access required)

A family dispute over a Toyota dealership in Northern Virginia has produced the first appellate ruling in the state over the standing of a limited partner to file a derivative action on behalf of the partnership. The Supreme Court of ...

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Civil Procedure – Appeals – Rule 5A:20 (access required)

In these two consolidated criminal appeals, the Supreme Court holds that the Court of Appeals has erred in its application of Rule 5A:20(e) to dismiss a petition for appeal or a portion of a petition, for failure to include elements ...

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Attorneys – Sanctions – Bankruptcy Filing – Eve Of Trial (access required)

A trial court erred in imposing sanctions on an attorney whose corporate client filed a bankruptcy petition on the eve of a trial to defend a contract action on an agreement to remove lead-based paint from plaintiffs’ home; the defense ...

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