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The Virginia Lawyers Weekly Experts Survey

On November 29, Virginia Lawyers Weekly featured the results of our Experts Survey. This reference appeared in a special section of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and is available year-round on our website. See the 2010 Experts Survey To have your business ...

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Tips from four mediation veterans (access required)

HOT SPRINGS—Mediation sessions are sometimes like a “middle-school dance,” said mediator John B. McCammon. The process advances with the movement and tentativeness of kids making their way from the corners of the gym to the edge of the dance floor to ...

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VLW V&S Search of the Week

Q: I have an auto-accident case in Richmond Circuit Court. How do similar cases fare in this jurisdiction? A: To begin your search, start at the V&S homepage at verdicts.valawyersweekly.com. After logging in, click on “Verdicts & Settlements menu” and ...

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Texas Strangers

Tonight, two teams no one thought would be in the World Series square off — the San Francisco Giants, who haven’t won the big prize since 1954, when the team was in New York, and the Texas Rangers, who never ...

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Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Handcuffed Parolee – Jailhouse ‘Takedown’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies qualified immunity to a defendant deputy who slammed a detainee to the floor, causing multiple facial fractures and displaced and impacted teeth, after the handcuffed detainee allegedly responded to the suggestion that he figure ...

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Civil Procedure – Government Subpoenas – E-Mails (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court orders Abbott Laboratories to turn over e-mails of current and former top executives in a government investigation of health care fraud. Abbott is under investigation for off-label marketing of its drug Depakote, approved by the ...

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Criminal – Intimidation & Threats – Internet Threats (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds a defendant’s convictions for making threatening statements to two persons in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 875(c), and intimidating African-American tenants with intent to influence testimony in an official proceeding, in violation of 18 ...

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Criminal – Habeas – Ineffective Assistance – Lawyer Judgment (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses a defendant’s § 2255 motion to set aside his conviction for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, based on trial counsel’s alleged ineffective assistance of counsel in failing to call certain witnesses at trial. I ...

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Criminal – Corporate Defendant – Money Laundering Conspiracy – Guilty Plea (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court rejects a corporate defendant’s challenge to its guilty plea to conspiracy to commit money laundering, which defendant says was not knowing and voluntary because of pressure the government placed on the company president; the court ...

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