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William & Mary moot program repeats at Tulane

For the second year in a row, a moot court team from William & Mary has taken top honors at the Tulane University School of Law Mardi Gras Invitational.  The annual sports law competition featured a field of 38 teams ...

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Evidence standards: your mileage may vary

As Roanoke lawyers pondered the prospects for an official Virginia Code of Evidence last week at a bench-bar conference, presenter John Oakey recalled the variations in trial gatekeeping by Virginia’s federal judges prior to the establishment of federal rules of ...

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More bar groups submit endorsements

Five more bar organization have submitted their endorsements for a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals or for a district court opening in the Eastern District of Virginia. The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys endorsed Barbara Milano ...

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Creditor’s Rights – Garnishment Summons – Default Judgment

A corporation that responded to the underlying action on a debt with a request to dismiss the suit, signed by the company’s CEO, a lawyer, did not file a proper response under Virginia Supreme Court Rules and an Henrico County ...

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85-year-old woman dies after gall bladder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was an 85-year-old woman with a history of a ruptured colon, short bowel syndrome, large hiatal hernia with reflux and dysphagia, and degenerative joint disease. She was evaluated by the defendant surgeon for symptomatic cholelithiasis on June 13, ...

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Deal looming on evaluations (access required)

A meeting between three members of the House Courts of Justice Committee and three members of the Supreme Court of Virginia appears to have defused – but hardly eliminated – animosity over the judicial performance evaluation program. At the meeting ...

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Keenan, Lauck gain top bar nods (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan received the highest endorsement from five bar groups for a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck had the same degree of support for ...

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Condo answers Brownlee (access required)

Dear Editor: As the person who served as chair of the state bar’s Judicial Nominations Committee from 2005 to 2007, which included the time of Mr. John Brownlee’s candidacy for appointment to the United States District Court, I write to ...

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Ethics expert cannot show malpractice cause (access required)

Although an ethics expert said a lawyer should have consulted with government contract experts in his own firm, failure to do so is not legal malpractice, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says. A government contractor blamed the law firm when ...

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