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W&L law prof wins essay contest

Corporate governance policy is the focus of an award-winning paper written by associate professor Christopher Bruner at the Washington & Lee law school. Bruner was named the winner of the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Scholarly Papers Competition, for ...

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W&M to launch business law journal

A new law review at the College of William & Mary will deal with business law issues. According to a press release from the law school, the first issue of the student-edited William & Mary Business Law Review will be ...

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Settlement to benefit Reciprocal creditors (access required)

Virginia insurance regulators have reached a tentative settlement with General Reinsurance Corp. and others that could make the policyholders and general creditors of Reciprocal of America close to whole. “It’s not 100 percent, but it puts us pretty darned close,” ...

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Court may have vehicle for nixing Melendez-Diaz (access required)

Twenty-six states have filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts only months after the case was handed down. That the high court would do so might not be as far-fetched as it would ...

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Norfolk lawyer preps for ‘bellwether’ drywall trial (access required)

A U.S. district judge has entered a preliminary default judgment against a Chinese company accused of making tainted drywall blamed for health problems and home damage in Virginia and other southeastern states. It’s a case with implications for international relations. ...

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Tractor-trailer hits student at Albemarle intersection – $5,265,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs’ 16-year-old daughter, Sydney Aichs, was turning onto U.S. 29, southbound, with a green left-turn arrow, when she was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer driven by Kenneth Barbour. This crash occurred at 7:08 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2008, ...

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