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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Clerkship blog launches

The University of Virginia law school is hosting a blog just for law students hoping to land a judicial clerkship.  Much of the advice on the first post at The ‘Shipping News would be well taken by anyone looking for ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Divorce – Expert Opinion

A Fairfax Circuit Court refuses to dismiss an unhappy husband’s legal malpractice suit against his divorce lawyer because plaintiff husband does not have an expert witness. Jacokes v. Cottrell (Fairfax Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-241) (4 pp.)

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LandAmerica seeks sale of assets in Chapter 11

Richmond-based LandAmerica Financial Group Inc., the country’s third largest title insurer, is filing for Chapter 11 protection. As part of the Chapter 11 plan, the company expects to sell its two principal underwriting subsidiaries, Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. and Commonwealth ...

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Green housing initiative earns award

The Virginia Housing Development Authority recently earned honors from a national organization for its efforts to promote environmentally friendly apartments.   The National Council of State Housing Agencies recognized Virginia’s program with one of its special “Going Green” awards. VHDA’s Green ...

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IOLTA to benefit from increased FDIC protection

Attorneys need not be unduly concerned about the financial strength of the banks that hold their trust accounts – at least until December 2009. On Nov. 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved regulations making non-interest bearing accounts an exception ...

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A ‘Multiplicity of Experts’

That description of a recent Norfolk Circuit Court case on the court’s Web site sounds like those English class assignments on collective nouns: a pack of hounds, a congress of baboons, a charm of hummingbirds. In fact, Judge Everett Martin ...

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A ‘Multiplicity of Experts’

That description of a recent Norfolk Circuit Court case on the court’s Web site sounds like those English class assignments on collective nouns: a pack of hounds, a congress of baboons, a charm of hummingbirds. In fact, Judge Everett Martin ...

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Civil Procedure – Res Judicata – Claim-Splitting – Sanctions

A real estate financing company that lost a 2006 suit with a former business associate has its later suit against the associate dismissed as barred by res judicata, and the Fairfax Circuit Court adds insult to injury by sanctioning the ...

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