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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Field Judge (access required)

Once a week during football season, Circuit Judge William D. Broadhurst trades his black robe for zebra stripes to work as a referee for college football games. The jurist who sits on the bench in Roanoke on weekdays can be ...

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Comp lien recovery try prompts suit (access required)

Virginia insurance law generally gives a workers’ compensation carrier a lien on the proceeds from a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. There is a major exception to that general rule, however. No lien is available on a recovery ...

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Bar discipline would be more costly (access required)

MILLWOOD—The Virginia State Bar’s Executive Committee wants to hike the administrative fee assessed against lawyers who are disciplined by the bar. Meeting at the Carter Hall Conference Center Sept. 18-19, the committee voted to recommend that the VSB Council increase ...

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Podiatrist can’t testify on issue of causation (access required)

A disabled railroad worker’s lawsuit was dismissed last week because a judge found that, under Virginia law, his podiatrists could not testify that his foot condition was caused by workplace conditions. The opinion excluding the podiatrists’ testimony on causation comes ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Douglas P. Rucker Jr., a shareholder in the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, has been selected to join the board of directors for Needle’s Eye Ministries Inc. Rucker has served for years on the advisory board for ...

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