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Civil Procedure – Misnomer – Name – Service Of Process (access required)

An Albemarle County Circuit Court says a plaintiff who attempted service on “Maggie Walker” cannot pursue her suit for injuries against “Ann Margaret Walker,” even though the plaintiff’s complaint identified the right defendant driver, vehicle and date of the incident. ...

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Drug company must turn over e-mails

An Abingdon U.S. District Court has ordered Abbott Laboratories to turn over e-mails of current and former top executives in a government investigation of health care fraud. Abbott is under investigation for off-label marketing of its drug Depakote, approved by ...

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These court rules are on phone tools

A West Virginia lawyer with a background in computer programming has put the rules he needs for court at this fingertips with four iPhone applications. Robert Bailey of Charleston authored apps for the United States federal rules of procedure, the ...

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Court adds requirement back to adoption statute  (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has read back into the state’s adoption statute a phrase that the General Assembly eliminated in 2006. The ruling last week in Todd v. Copeland (VLW 010-7-083) “undoes at least 15 years of statutory changes” ...

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Scialdone pleads to cocaine possession

Virginia Beach lawyer Claude M. Scialdone pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine. Scialdone, 65, had disposition of the charge deferred for a year under the Virginia law that applies to first-time drug offenders. The charge will be dismissed if he ...

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