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Good Guy: Prof. Paul Marcus

Gov. Bob McDonnell yesterday announced the winners of the annual Outstanding Faculty Awards, given by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. One of the 12 recipients for 2010 is William & Mary law professor Paul Marcus (right). Marcus ...

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Sheriffs association plays to both sides (access required)

Members of the Virginia Sheriffs Association were all over Capitol Hill this past week as the Senate passed a bill with large hikes in civil filing fees that would benefit sheriffs’ departments across the state. But the sheriffs didn’t just ...

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Clause on declarations page prevents stacking   (access required)

Where an auto insurance policy expressly disclaimed combining policy limits for separate vehicles, a Chesapeake judge found the insurer had clearly prohibited stacking of underinsured motorist coverage, a decision that leaves a badly injured plaintiff with $50,000 less in coverage. ...

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Hit the spot

Thanks to the lingering February snow dump, here’s a tradition that is apparently old hat in cities up north such as Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, but somewhat new to our region: Marking your dug-out parking spot after a snowstorm. In ...

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Nursing home’s arbitration demand denied

A Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court has rejected a nursing home’s motion to compel arbitration of a man’s complaint that his 84-year-old mother died after developing extensive bedsores while in the nursing home’s care. The decision is the latest to ...

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Judge: Keep him where he belongs

The late comedian Richard Pryor once performed at a prison. He later confessed he expected to feel a kinship with the oppressed inmates. After he actually met some of them, however, he exclaimed, “Thank God we got jails!” That expression ...

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