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Databases aid expert witness research (access required)

Companies are competing for litigators’ dollars with new products aimed at helping them find the lowdown on expert witnesses. Last year, LexisNexis acquired IDEX, a database of more than 1 million records on more than 200,000 legal experts. And in ...

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Judge questions firm’s staffing in fee award case (access required)

Law firms serve clients and make money by leveraging the firm’s talent, from their top-dollar partners down through the ranks of associates and support staff. Decisions on how to staff a case may be tougher than ever during these recessionary ...

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High court censures Taylor (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has censured Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Judge Ramona D. Taylor for thwarting the effort of a juvenile defendant to appeal her denial of bond. Taylor contended that she did so on the ...

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Ex-judge Tripp’s license revoked (access required)

The revocation of the law license of former Norfolk Circuit Judge Alfred M. Tripp provides insight into his sudden and unexplained departure from the bench. His exit appears to have been based, at least in part, on the provision of ...

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Post-trial period contains many traps for unwary (access required)

A jury has just returned a big verdict against your client. You want some time to get a transcript and to file post-trial motions. The judge, on the other hand, wants to close the case and get it off her ...

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Williams Mullen sued for sexual harassment (access required)

A former records manager for Williams Mullen has filed suit in federal court in Norfolk alleging sexual harassment and age and national origin discrimination by the firm. Hanh Nguyen Allgood, a 53-year-old Vietnamese national, worked for the firm from July ...

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Mims to join Hunton after leaving office (access required)

Attorney General William C. Mims will join Hunton & Williams LLP as a lobbyist when he leaves office in January. Mims was elected attorney general earlier this year when Bob McDonnell stepped down for a successful campaign for governor. Mims ...

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Capsalis to get Arlington bar’s Winston award (access required)

Manuel A. Capsalis, the immediate past president of the Virginia State Bar, will receive the Arlington County Bar Foundation’s 2009 William L. Winston Award. The foundation created the award in 1990 to recognize members of the Northern Virginia community who ...

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Watch where you walk when in Danville (access required)

A new report says the Danville metropolitan area is the riskiest in Virginia for pedestrians. The report ranks the Richmond metropolitan area as the second-riskiest, followed by Roanoke, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria region, the Bristol-Kingsport, Tenn. region, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford ...

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