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LGA riders in the wind

The weather was cool but the fall colors were at their peak as a gaggle of local government attorneys hit the streets of Roanoke Friday for a motorcycle tour of the Piedmont. The motorcycle tour was organized by Fredericksburg city ...

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Negligence – Settlement – Apparent Authority – Disbarred Lawyer (access required)

Where there is no record evidence plaintiff had knowledge of, participated in, assisted with or condoned the settlement negotiations conducted by his attorney of his personal injury claim, a Loudoun Circuit Court will set aside the settlement and set the ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Transacting Business – Coal Sale Contracts (access required)

Although an Oklahoma coal company wants to apply the “transacting business” test under Virginia’s long-arm statute narrowly to its sale of coal to third parties outside Virginia, a Richmond Circuit says the test applies to contract formation between the coal ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – UIM Payments – Stacking (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court agrees with Nationwide that its policy language limiting its UM/UIM coverage is clear and unambiguous in its rejection of intra-policy stacking, and affords an auto-accident plaintiff $75,000 in coverage, not $175,000. On July 15, 2008, plaintiff ...

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Domestic Relations – Divorce – Marital Home – Purchase Option (access required)

Where the marital home is the family house wife grew up in, and she attempted to buy the home before she married husband, she shall have the first opportunity to purchase the marital home for herself, says a Salem Circuit ...

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‘Flaming bartenders’ avoid conviction

A Fairfax County judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against two bartenders who once faced felony counts for their “fire breathing” trick at a Herndon tavern. The Fairfax County fire marshall arrested the pair in July after witnessing them perform the “flaming ...

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Too young to be sued?

Although the age at which a child becomes capable of negligence was brought into question, a N.Y. judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a 4-year-old. According to The New York Times, 4-year-old Juliet was racing her bicycle ...

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Too young to be sued?

Although the age at which a child becomes capable of negligence was brought into question, a N.Y. judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a 4-year-old. According to The New York Times, 4-year-old Juliet was racing her bicycle ...

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Quinn steps up to top VADA role (access required)

After Gulf War service, vetting White House appointees and professional malpractice defense, Dennis Quinn takes charge at the VADA. The new president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys says his office may be across the Potomac, but he considers ...

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