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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Lemon Law fee OK’d by court

Lawyers always like to know what judges think about fee requests. A new case from Norfolk Circuit Court shows that a judge won’t necessarily discount a fee for the winning lawyer in a “Lemon Law” case just because the sum ...

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Civil Rights – Child Abuse Report – Immunity – Va. Law

A negligent hiring claim against a counseling center is dismissed because the Virginia Supreme Court has yet to recognize a claim where there are no physical injuries, the 4th Circuit says. Wolf v. Fauquier County Board of Supervisors (USCA) (VLW ...

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…and we’re discreet, too.

Los Angeles-based business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is red-faced over its apparent disclosure of a confidential settlement amount in a firm brochure trumpeting its successes. The inadvertant disclosure is particularly ironic because the firm went to ...

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New administration won’t halt drilling plans

Plans for selling oil and gas drilling rights in the waters off Virginia apparently will not be changed by the Obama team. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said he would not intervene in a planned ...

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House votes to expand death penalty

The House of Delegates yesterday approved a bill to expand the death penalty to cover an accomplice in a killing who shares the triggerman’s intent to kill. The House voted 73-25 yesterday to expand Virginia’s “triggerman rule,” which reserves capital ...

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Former PD Boatwright dead at 56

Former Richmond public defender John B. Boatwright III died this past Monday after an illness. He was 56. Mr. Boatwright was a 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia law school. He worked in private practice until 2002, when he ...

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Contract – Mechanic’s Lien – Preparation Costs

A Hanover County Circuit Court invalidates a mechanic’s lien filed by a contractor that incurred costs in anticipation of construction of a steel building, but did not provide labor or materials actually employed in construction of the building, which was ...

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Former sheriff wins appeal in 4th Circuit

A former North Carolina sheriff will be resentenced for perjury after a ruling yesterday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to The Fayetteville Observer, former Robeson County sheriff Glenn Maynor pleaded guilty to lying to a grand ...

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