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New leadership for JIRC

The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission has elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Effective Sept. 15, Fauquier lawyer James P. Fisher will succeed Norfolk lawyer Martin A. Thomas as chair of the commonwealth’s judicial oversight agency. Fisher, Chief ...

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New leadership for JIRC

The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission has elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Effective Sept. 15, Fauquier lawyer James P. Fisher will succeed Norfolk lawyer Martin A. Thomas as chair of the commonwealth’s judicial oversight agency. Fisher, Chief ...

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Dolan Company acquires Federal News Service (access required)

The Dolan Company, owner of Virginia Lawyers Media, has announced that it has acquired Federal News Service, a 25-year-old company that provides verbatim transcripts of important events in Washington. Using special technology and trained specialists who work in real time, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Aug. 17, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Winchester lawyer Gary Lance Smith’s license to practice law on impairment grounds. * * * On Aug. 2, a VSB Third District Subcommittee imposed a public admonition with terms on ...

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Trucker suffers brain injury in collision with another rig – $2,375,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Plaintiff was the operator of a tractor-trailer traveling south on Interstate 95 when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer operated by defendants. Plaintiff’s theory was that the defendant pulled off the shoulder of the interstate immediately in front of the plaintiff, who ...

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Defective brakes blamed in crash at intersection – $388,000 Verdict (access required)

The driver of the defendant’s tanker truck drove through a red light and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. The brakes on the third axle were inoperable and one front brake was out of adjustment. Evidence showed that the defendant did not ...

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