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Trends: What the year ahead holds (access required)

It’s time to take a look at the year ahead and opine on the trends we’ll be watching and reporting in this newspaper. That’s always a dicey exercise. As for 2009, good luck, you say. The mantra of the moment ...

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New tactic successful (access required)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers hope that a recent ruling will help turn the tide against a series of decisions that has hampered their efforts to win punitive damages from drunken drivers. The Jan. 13 ruling by Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Frederick G. ...

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New VBA head John Epps: Group will widen its appeal (access required)

John D. Epps, the new president of the Virginia Bar Association, is a fourth generation lawyer. His father was Augustus C. Epps, senior partner at what was Christian, Barton, Brent, Epps & Chappell before it became Christian & Barton LLP ...

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Thomas, Keenan express interest in 4th Circuit seat (access required)

A current and former member of the Supreme Court of Virginia have told the Virginia State Bar that they are interested in a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. John Charles Thomas, now a senior partner at ...

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UIM measure pulled; Albo issues warning (access required)

An effort to speed up settlement of underinsured motorist claims died last week in the House Courts of Justice Committee. A bill before the 2009 Assembly would have set up a mechanism to resolve cases in which a primary insurer ...

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House panel OKs bills affecting the judiciary (access required)

A legislative subcommittee approved bills Wednesday night that would have the General Assembly take over the judicial performance evaluation program and limit the tenure of a chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to eight years. The action occurred ...

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All six up for appeals seat make it through committee (access required)

The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees briefly interviewed six candidates Wednesday for a vacancy on the Virginia Court of Appeals and certified all six for consideration by the House and Senate. Some legislators had hoped for the selection ...

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Appellate courts site offers handy services (access required)

Here’s one you should have bookmarked on your computer: the Web site for Virginia’s Judicial System (http://www.courts.state. va.us/main.htm). The site offers a host of valuable features and services. This piece will focus mostly on resources from the Supreme Court of ...

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ALJ orders new union vote at MeadWestvaco paper mill (access required)

COVINGTON—An administrative law judge has ordered a new vote on which union will represent nearly 1,000 workers at MeadWestvaco’s paper mill in Covington. Workers voted in October 2007 to cut ties with the United Steelworkers after more than a year ...

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Loudoun board nixes hospital proposal (access required)

LEESBURG—The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has rejected a proposal to build a hospital in the county. The 5-4 vote on Tuesday came after five years of debate involving a proposal by Hospital Corporation of America to add a 164-bed ...

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