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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Lawyers can submit ethics questions online

The Virginia State Bar now offers a Web-based form for submitting ethics questions to the VSB Ethics Counsel’s office. Clicking a bright blue button on this page opens the form where attorneys can identify themselves and type in a question ...

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Jayne A. Pemberton installed as president of Richmond Metropolitan Women’s Bar Association

Jayne A. Pemberton of the Risk Management practice group at the law firm of Sands Anderson was installed as president of the Richmond Metropolitan Women’s Bar Association. Pemberton earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Baylor University and her law ...

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Supreme Court upholds attorney’s suspension (access required)

In an unpublished order, the Supreme Court of Virginia today upholds the 12-month suspension of Norfolk lawyer Curtis Tyrone Brown’s license to practice law. A three-judge panel concluded that Brown made a false statement to a judge and disrupted a ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Carpet-Cleaning Business (access required)

A couple had a long history of working long hours to build up their carpet-cleaning business without ever maintaining separate business and personal accounts, and a Salem Circuit Court divides their marital property, with an additional monetary award to compensate ...

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Negligence – Negligent Entrustment – ‘Road Games’ (access required)

Even though there is no allegation that a driver was physically or mentally impaired when allowed to drive a vehicle, plaintiff does allege defendant continued to permit the driver to operate the vehicle despite witnessing the driver’s “road games,” and ...

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Attorneys – Sanctions – Frivolous Suit – Disciplinary Hearing – Witness Immunity (access required)

A plaintiff veterinarian and his lawyer are sanctioned under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 by a Patrick County Circuit Court for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit against defendants who appeared as witnesses in a disciplinary hearing against the veterinarian conducted by the ...

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