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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Three associates join Hirschler Fleischer

Three new attorneys have joined the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer as associates. Franklin R. Cragle III practices in the litigation section of the firm’s Richmond office, where he works on a range of civil and commercial disputes, including construction ...

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February 2010 Bar Pass List

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has the names of the 322 successful candidates who sat for the Virginia bar examination in February 2010. The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners reports that 563 applicants took the exam. The pass rate was approximately 57.2 ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Complete Diversity – Remand (access required)

Because the tortfeasor defendants are only nominal parties to this action filed by a policyholder against his auto liability carrier, and the real parties in interest are diverse, the Alexandria U.S. District Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this case ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Chinese Drywall – Voluntary Remediation (access required)

A home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes is not entitled to reimbursement from its insurer unless the builder can show it was faced with a “legal obligation” to pay “damages,” says a Norfolk U.S. District Court. ...

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Civil Procedure – Warrant In Debt – Estate Creditor – Limitations (access required)

A pro se plaintiff’s negligence action against an estate, not the personal representative, is barred by the statute of limitations, as Va. Code § 8.01-6.2(B) did not toll the limitations period, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms dismissal of ...

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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – Vienna Convention – RICO Murder (access required)

Although the government appears to concede a delay in notice to the El Salvadorean Consulate violated the Vienna Convention, defendant, who is from El Salvador, cannot show he could enforce such a right or that he suffered any prejudice from ...

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