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Law student to run for the money

University of Richmond law student Jessica Smith gets a head start with a chance for a $2,500 prize in a Richmond footrace tomorrow. She was chosen at random to compete in the “Dash for the Cash” in tomorrow’s Ukrop’s Monument ...

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Trial lawyers can learn how to read a face (access required)

What lawyer wouldn’t want to be able to peer into the mind of a witness, a juror, his own client – if only for a flash? The first group of trial lawyers in the country learned how to do just ...

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The e-reader wars are on (access required)

Technocrats, Apple aficionados, and the rest of Silicon Valley geekdom continue to bask in the glow of the latest toy to come out of the Steve Jobs universe. The $499, 9-by-7 inch, 1.5 pound, multi-touch screen slate model tablet, dubbed ...

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Court hears ‘Fatal Vision’ appeal after 40 years (access required)

(AP) Lawyers for a former Army doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters argued Tuesday that new DNA evidence and a witness statement show he’s innocent of the grisly crime 40 years ago that spawned the book ...

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Banks on verge of losing student lending business (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Banks and other private lenders are about to lose a $70 billion-a-year student loan business, part of a massive overhaul of college assistance programs that has received an unexpected boost from President Barack Obama’s health care success. ...

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Assembly addresses issues in lawsuits by fiduciaries (access required)

The 2010 General Assembly declined to change the rules for suing someone through a fiduciary, but the legislators approved language to “save” lawsuits that use the wrong format for the style of a case. The savings provision is a response ...

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Proactive builder denied coverage for drywall fix

In what may be the first insurance coverage decision arising from the wave of Chinese drywall lawsuits, a Norfolk federal judge held Wednesday that a home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes is not entitled to reimbursement ...

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Refusal to sign ‘unreasonable’ car policy does not bar unemployment benefits (access required)

A company sales director who was fired because he refused to sign his employer’s policy on the use of company cars can collect unemployment benefits. The Virginia Court of Appeals reversed a decision for the employer, saying the employee’s refusal ...

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