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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Williams Mullen celebrates centennial

To mark the law firm’s 100th anniversary, each of Williams Mullen’s 297 lawyers pledged to donate 100 hours of time this year to public service or pro-bono work. The firm was established in Richmond in 1909 by Lewis C. Williams ...

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Retired Judge Burch Millsap dies

Former Fairfax County Circuit Judge Burch Millsap died on June 6 of lung disease. He was 85. Born in Missouri, Judge Millsap served in the Army Air Forces during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He graduated from law ...

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‘Mack’ Moncure dead at 88

Stafford County lawyer Thomas M. “Mack” Moncure died on Saturday. A native of Stafford, Mr. Moncure attended the College of William & Mary for both undergraduate and law school, according to his obituatry in The Free Lance-Star. During WWII, he ...

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Search & Seizure – Vague Affidavit Cannot Support Warrant (access required)

An affidavit saying a woman had seen her boyfriend “with other stolen property” lacked detail about when and what, and a Norfolk Circuit Court suppresses the evidence seized from defendant’s home. Commonwealth v. Fuller (VLW 009-8-130) (7 pp.)

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A trip to the beach: Reports from the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach June 18-20 was quite eventful. In this week’s edition, you’ll find coverage of: • The VSB Council’s vote establishing a Diversity Conference. • A perspective piece on the council confab from a new ...

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Diversity Conference is approved by the VSB (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar Council has approved the creation of a Diversity Conference but stopped short of giving it the full status enjoyed by the bar’s other three conferences. Creation of the Diversity Conference, the key initiative ...

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Huddleston: Publicize ‘good works’ of lawyers on YouTube (access required)

Jon D. Huddleston, the new president of the Virginia State Bar, chafes at lawyer jokes. “My experience has been that it’s the lawyers who are involved in the community,” the ones who deliver fruit baskets at Christmas, wield hammers and ...

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Contingency clause can’t transfer UIM obligation (access required)

The insurance carrier for a truck-leasing company cannot use contingency language in its policy to escape its obligation to provide underinsured motorist coverage on its own truck, a Richmond federal magistrate judge has ruled. The carrier sought to push the ...

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Need for knee replacement linked to earlier procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff developed a post-operative infection approximately three weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated the standard of care by deciding not to perform a knee wash out after the surgery. The plaintiff suffered from a long ...

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Cuccinelli, Shannon face off in AG debate (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Ken Cuccinelli and Steve Shannon share many similarities. Both represent Northern Virginia in the General Assembly. In fact, Cuccinelli’s Senate district overlaps Shannon’s House district in three precincts. Both are making their first statewide run for office at a ...

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