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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Senate approves absentee voting bill

The Virginia Senate today gave approval to an election proposal that had been quickly dismissed by a House subcommittee earlier in the session. Senate Bill 810 would allow qualified voters to vote absentee – without having to provide an excuse ...

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Herring wins recount, takes office

The House of Delegates today swore in Del. Charniele Herring after her recount victory was confirmed by a three-judge panel in Alexandria Circuit Court.  “We only wonder what took you so long,” quipped House Speaker William Howell as Herring was ...

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Workers’ Comp – Claim Settlement – Lawyer Fraud

A workers’ comp claimant whose lawyer absconded with her $32,000 settlement proceeds is not barred by laches from obtaining payment from the carrier, a deputy commissioner says. Howard v. American Service Contractors (Workers’ Comp. Comm’n) (VLW 009-10-01) (6 pp.)

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Gloucester attorney fee award leads to Assembly legislation

The judge who slammed Gloucester County citizens with an $80,000 legal fee award has come in for vehement criticism, while three legislators are offering bills to eliminate any penalty for seeking recall of elected officials. Substitute Circuit Judge Westbrook J. ...

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Regent moot team returns with honors

The strong appellate advocacy program at Regent’s law school has struck again, returning from a national competition with a second place trophy and a best oralist honor for one of its participants. Law students Lindsey Powdrell and Elizabeth Fabick carried ...

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Drumbl to lecture at Oxford

Washington & Lee law professor Mark Drumbl is scheduled to deliver the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Lecture at Oxford University Jan. 28. Drumbl will address the limitations of criminal law in the aftermath of atrocity in the lecture ...

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Negligence – P.I. Settlement – Lawyer Fraud (access required)

Although a lawyer defrauded his p.i. client by absconding with the money paid by the carrier to settle the case, a Fairfax Circuit Court says the lawyer had apparent authority to settle the case and the client’s motion to set ...

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