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Dust settles in Web site duel

Dueling lawyer Web sites were left standing when the dust settled in Alexandria federal district court last week. Two Northern Virginia lawyers with the same surname developed the Web sites to market their separate specialties. H. Jay Spiegel, a Mt. ...

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Dust settles in Web site duel

Dueling lawyer Web sites were left standing when the dust settled in Alexandria federal district court last week. Two Northern Virginia lawyers with the same surname developed the Web sites to market their separate specialties. H. Jay Spiegel, a Mt. ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Lane R. Gabeler-Millner dies

Lane R. Gabeler-Millner, a senior partner of Gabeler, Battocchi and Powell in McLean, died Tuesday. She was 72. Ms. Gabeler-Millner was a member of the Collaborative Law Society (now the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) for several years. According to ...

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Judge Penn dies from crash injuries

Retired Loudoun County Circuit Judge Carleton Penn II died Aug. 26 from injuries suffered in a traffic crash. He was 86. A graduate of the University of Virginia and its law school, Judge Penn received a Silver Star and a ...

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Lawyers with Addictions: VSB discipline chief vows more referrals (access required)

While half a dozen lawyers lost their licenses due to Virginia State Bar findings of impairment in the last fiscal year, few lawyers are being referred by the VSB to the state’s lawyer assistance program, Lawyers Helping Lawyers. It’s a ...

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Pleading standard promotes removal (access required)

A one-page slip-and-fall complaint filed in a Virginia state court has run afoul of stringent new federal pleading standards following removal of the case to U.S. district court. Defendants often look for reasons to remove cases to federal court in ...

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Firm could screen ‘tainted’ lawyer under new rule (access required)

A lawyer’s interview with a prospective client won’t necessarily preclude the lawyer’s firm from later representing the client’s opponent, if Virginia adopts a proposed new ethics rule. Lawyers holding initial consultations with possible clients have to strike a balance: They ...

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4CA revives class action claim in ‘rare’ order (access required)

Owners of a South Carolina steel mill are asking the full 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a panel decision that gave a green light to a class action lawsuit by African-American employees who claim pervasive discrimination at the ...

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