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VSB search panel backs Davis for bar counsel (access required)

A Virginia State Bar search committee is recommending that Edward L. “Ned” Davis, an assistant bar counsel for almost 15 years, head the VSB’s disciplinary system. The appointment of Davis as bar counsel, the formal title for the head of ...

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Roanoke jury awards $3.5M for negligent bunion surgery (access required)

A Roanoke jury has delivered a $3.5 million verdict for a woman who claimed she was disabled by negligent bunion surgery. The plaintiff, a Clifton Forge resident, blamed her podiatrist for chronic pain so severe that an orthopedist amputated her ...

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Lawyer has defamation claim for online post (access required)

A lawyer can sue an Internet poster for defamation for suggesting the lawyer should be turned into bar disciplinary authorities, even though the online poster claimed he was just offering an opinion. In Cretella v. Kuzminsk (VLW 008-3-210), U.S. District ...

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Web site instruction manual: RSS feeds, jobs and us (access required)

Seventh in a series of articles on how to use to the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site. This installment of the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site training manual is the last. Next week, we will feature research hypotheticals to ...

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Goolsby corporations book in its third edition (access required)

The third edition of “Goolsby on Virginia Corporations” has the same nuts-and-bolts focus as the previous versions of the treatise. Any niggling question a practitioner might have about setting up a closely held corporation or even merging publicly traded Virginia ...

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Business lit book features two lawyers from Virginia (access required)

In 1999, I had occasion to review for Virginia Lawyers Weekly the result of a joint venture of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and the West Group entitled, “Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.” The editor-in-chief ...

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Obituaries (access required)

William C. Battle CHARLOTTESVILLE—William C. Battle, a retired lawyer, businessman and diplomat, died May 31 at the U.Va. Medical Center after suffering a stroke the previous day. He was 87. Mr. Battle was the son of former Virginia Gov. John ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Thomas B. Shuttleworth was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers on March 27. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only and is limited to 500 Fellows from the U.S. Its mission is to cultivate the science of ...

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PW will check citizenship during every arrest (access required)

WOODBRIDGE—A revised illegal-immigration policy will require Prince William County police to check the citizenship status of every person they arrest. Police Chief Charlie Deane presented the revised policy last week. The citizenship check for everyone arrested comes after concerns that ...

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