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Intruder season opens in Virginia

Just five days after a Botetourt County man blasted an intruder with a shotgun in a killing pronounced self-defense by authorities, a Campbell County resident apparently finds herself in a similar position. The sheriff’s department tells The News & Advance ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Expert Witness Designation – Sanctions

A Loudoun County Circuit Court denies sanctions for defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff’s expert witness designation without first complying with Rule 4:15’s requirements to confer and certify, but the court will sanction defendant with $420 in attorney’s fees and costs ...

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No Richmond venue for Staunton lawyer

Lawyers from points beyond Richmond can breathe a sigh of relief. An occasional appearance before a local court or state agency does not mean the lawyer can be haled into court before a famously generous Richmond jury. Staunton lawyer Boyce ...

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Will smoking ban extinguish the hookah lounge?

Hookah lounges – where customers use water pipes to smoke flavored tobacco – could face extinction with Virginia’s new smoking ban, owners tell the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The smoking dens, operated out of restaurants, apparently are popular with students and Middle ...

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Contract – Limitations – Web Site Development – E-Mail Exchange

Although plaintiffs and the Web site developer they hired exchanged e-mails about the progress of the project and payment schedule, this correspondence did not extend the time for accrual of plaintiffs’ contract action, and the Charlottesville Circuit Court holds that ...

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NYC mayor weighs in on Va. governor race

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has recorded a TV spot criticizing GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell for his stance on gun control. As reported by The New York Times, Bloomberg traveled to Arlington to attack what he called a loophole in ...

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Every pitcher tells a story

I was watching a “local” news program this morning (the one with all those “local” stories from Somalia, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois etc.). When this station wants to report something from around Richmond, they’ve been known to pick up the morning’s Times-Dispatch ...

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Principles of Professionalism

Today is “Lawyer Professionalism Day” and, not coincidentally, the 266th birthday of the state’s most famous lawyer, Thomas Jefferson. The Virginia Bar Association’s Commission on Professionalism is rolling out its “Principles of Professionalism” by providing electronic copies of the principles ...

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