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Monthly Archives: October 2009

New software program poses threat to PACER (access required)

A new software tool that offers free access to online court documents found on the massive PACER system is good news for lawyers but decidedly less so for the federal courts. The program, which mirrors the Public Access to Court ...

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Exec clarifies VTLA’s view on client protection (access required)

Dear Editor: I am often not too effective at saying what I mean to say but I know that, my wife’s been telling me that for more than 42 years. The article published in the Sept. 21 edition of VLW ...

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Birth Injury Fund manager indicted (access required)

A former claims manager for the Virginia Birth Injury Fund was indicted last week on federal charges related to the alleged embezzlement of more than $800,000 from the fund. Iris F. Allen, 44, of Richmond worked for the fund from ...

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Note in database won’t back reasonable suspicion (access required)

An 11-month-old notation in a police database that a man was “probably armed and a narcotics seller/user” wasn’t enough in itself to provide reasonable suspicion to frisk him, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled last week. The issue arose after ...

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Norfolk woman gets 7 years for staging auto accidents (access required)

NORFOLK—A Norfolk woman will spend seven years in prison for staging auto accidents to collect insurance money. Teresa R. Gallop was sentenced in federal court last week. The 41-year-old with 60 prior felony convictions, including one for manslaughter, pleaded for ...

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Three Virginia sites named ‘Great Places’ (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Three sites in Virginia have been named to a national group’s annual Top 10 Great Places in America list. The American Planning Association recognized the Historic Hilton Village in Newport News as a Great Neighborhood. The group says the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 11, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand to Richmond lawyer David Lassiter Jr. for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, declining or terminating representation, meritorious claims and contentions, and misconduct that reflects ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations R. Robert Benaicha has joined the Richmond law firm of Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman as an associate. Deborah C. Waters has joined the law firm of Riddick Babineau as a partner and has offices in Norfolk and ...

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