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Attorneys – Sanctions Under Va. Rule – Foreclosure (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court orders sanctions of nearly $10,000 under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 against an attorney for filing a lawsuit seeking to set aside a foreclosure and eviction, based on allegations the judge says are frivolous. Defendants have brought ...

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Tort – Nuisance – Products Liability – Coal Ash Byproduct (access required)

Chesapeake residents who live near Battlefield Golf Course who claim defendant golf club owner and defendant power companies developed a plan to dispose of coal ash byproduct, mix it with a binding agent and use it in the golf course ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Excess Liability – UIM – Employer Policy (access required)

In this dec action, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court says defendant employee is not entitled to UIM coverage under his employer’s commercial general liability and commercial property policy for the balance of a judgment the employee won after an accident ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – UIM – ‘Anti-Stacking’ Clause – Consistent Limits (access required)

Plaintiff’s auto liability policy on his four vehicles with a UIM endorsement that limits UIM coverage to bodily injury limits regardless of “insureds, claims made or vehicles or premiums shown in the Declarations,” and $500,000 limits for “each person” listed ...

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Employment – ERISA – Health Insurance – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A woman who won her lawsuit alleging her employer’s denial of health insurance violated ERISA’s anti-retaliation provision under 29 U.S.C. § 1140 and the Virginia Human Rights Act, wins attorney’s fees of $76,673 for the win and $33,140 for sanctions ...

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Reasonableness of water rates argued (access required)

An attorney for the Town of Leesburg acknowledged to the Supreme Court of Virginia yesterday that town council members had to have something more than their own opinion of the reasonableness of the surcharge the town placed on Loudoun County ...

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Image polishing germane to a state bar’s mission

Whatever staff time went into former Virginia State Bar President Jon Huddleston’s “Virginia is for Good Lawyers” campaign appears to be a bargain. The Wisconsin State Bar spent almost $100,000 in 2007 to buy television ads aimed at improving the ...

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Image polishing germane to a state bar’s mission

Whatever staff time went into former Virginia State Bar President Jon Huddleston’s “Virginia is for Good Lawyers” campaign appears to be a bargain. The Wisconsin State Bar spent almost $100,000 in 2007 to buy television ads aimed at improving the ...

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Succession planning a must for solos (access required)

The simple fact is that a sole practitioner owns a family business — the law practice. And studies regularly document that small business owners do not plan well for the future of their businesses. A survey several years ago by ...

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