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Inverse condemnation claim stems from storm water system – $217,000 Verdict (access required)

In March 2008, Judge David F. Pugh ruled that the property owner’s property had been taken and damaged when the City of Newport News accepted into its storm water management system a drainage system that created a flooding condition on ...

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Protecting yourself, data when recycling

When donating or recycling used computers, it’s important to keep your personal files out of the wrong hands. Simply deleting files from your computer does not clear the information from your hard drive. Armed with the right tools, even an ...

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Old computers can get new life through recycling

As technology develops at a seemingly exponential rate, many small firms and businesses find themselves burdened with obsolete equipment. Limited resources and overall lack of awareness, coupled with concerns for the environment, have prompted some offices to hang on to ...

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Green practices at firms require coordination (access required)

Green practices at a law firm can be the result of a coordinated effort by a 900-lawyer institution or a single lawyer following what she describes as her “hippy-dippy” inclinations. Robert J. Couture, executive director of Richmond-based McGuireWoods LLP, said ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Washington lawyer sentenced for role in Va. drug ring

A lawyer licensed in both Washington, D.C., and New York has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to launder drug money in Virginia. Brian Malady was a crystal meth addict who agreed to hide tens of thousands ...

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Medical Malpractice – Sovereign Immunity – Childbirth (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court grants a plea of sovereign immunity to two defendant physicians in this medical malpractice suit alleging ordinary negligence in plaintiff’s labor and delivery. Plaintiff alleges defendants deviated from the standard of care in a variety of ...

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