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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tort – Government Contract – Language Services

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff company that worked with defendant company to locate and process persons with foreign-language skills for the federal government, can sue the defendant for breach of contract, quantum meruit, tortious interference with business expectancy, ...

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Judge rejects legal malpractice argument

A Richmond judge has found that McGuireWoods LLP cannot be held liable for legal malpractice because it failed to file the transcript in an appeal of an $8.3 million jury verdict against the Wintergreen ski resort. Wintergreen and its insurers ...

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Ex-mayor charged with stealing town resources

Former Middletown Mayor Gene Dicks, along with former town maintenance supervisor Glen Miller, have been arrested for allegedly embezzling supplies and fraudulently using town equipment and labor. Although details are not clear at this point, current Mayor Marshall J. Brown ...

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Rubin named governor’s counselor

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has named Mark E. Rubin as counselor to the governor effective today. Rubin has served as senior advisor and deputy counselor to the governor since Kaine took office in 2005. He replaces Larry Roberts, who is ...

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Judge Wilkinson will be U.Va. commencement speaker

4th Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III has been selected to give the commencement address to University of Virginia grads on May 17. Judge Wilkinson is a University of Virginia law school graduate and a contender for a Supreme Court ...

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Salary rollbacks for new McGuireWoods lawyers

The freeze in salaries at one Virginia law firm will mean cuts in starting pay for new associates in the fall.  McGuireWoods confirms that it will cut first-year pay by 10 percent this year to ensure a pay gap between ...

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Attorneys – Malpractice Policy – Rescission – Application Statements

A lawyer who did not know his new partner currently was embezzling from his clients when their new firm applied for a malpractice policy, loses his own coverage when the carrier rescinds the policy for material misrepresentations, a Richmond U.S. ...

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Civil Procedure – Nonsuit – Decedent Defendant (access required)

In light of the Virginia Supreme Court decision in Johnston Memorial Hospital v. Bazemore, Adm’x, a Salem Circuit Court holds that a plaintiff who sued a decedent cannot take a nonsuit and refile the case within the six-month extension granted ...

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Doctors behaving badly

A much-sued former surgeon has lost his bid for bankruptcy protection because a judge found he lied to hide his assets. In an eight-month stint at a hospital in suburban Charleston, W.Va., osteopathic spine surgeon John A. King managed to ...

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