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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Judge sets aside $310K verdict (access required)

A Prince William County judge has set aside a $310,000 jury award for a couple who won a finding of constructive fraud by the contractor who installed a barrier exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) on their home. The action ...

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Shannon running for Democrats’ AG nod (access required)

A five-year veteran of the Virginia House of Delegates with experience as a prosecutor is campaigning for the 2009 Democratic nomination for Virginia attorney general, bringing to four the number of contenders for the position. Del. Steve Shannon, D-Fairfax, is ...

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Proposals to harmonize rules floated by panel (access required)

Differences in the rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Court of Appeals have tripped up many otherwise competent attorneys. One difference has been especially troubling. The court of appeals rules require that a petition for appeal ...

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VSB diversity panel wants to boost lawyer involvement (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s task force on diversity will focus on attracting more minorities to the profession and on encouraging more minorities to participate in bar activities once they become members of it. To that end, Joseph A. Condo, the ...

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Obituaries (access required)

W. Joe Hoppe W. Joe Hoppe, a longtime senior assistant city attorney in Richmond died July 26 of cancer. He was 62. A graduate of the University of Virginia and its law school, Mr. Hoppe earned three varsity letters as ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

W. Reilly Marchant of Marchant, Honey & Baldwin LLP became the Richmond Bar Association’s 124th president on June 1. Marchant earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1975 and received his law degree from the University of Richmond in ...

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Criminal – Sexual Misconduct – Defendant’s Grandchildren – Expert Witness (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms a defendant’s 10 criminal convictions for inappropriate sexual misconduct towards his grandchildren, despite his claim the trial court should not have admitted expert testimony from a hospital social worker who served as lead forensic investigator ...

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Workers’ Comp – Shoulder Condition – Prior Release – Causation (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms an award of benefits for right shoulder injury as related to a plumbing repair mechanic’s original injury that occurred when he was attempting to remove a septic tank lid that snapped in two and jolted ...

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