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Court will hear adoption case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to review a ruling by the Virginia Court of Appeals that domestic relations lawyers say makes adoptions more difficult and acrimonious. The Court of Appeals panel said in Todd v. Copeland (VLW 010-7-083) ...

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Negligence – Negligent Retention – Emotional Distress – Employee Sexual Assault (access required)

A former employee of defendant Hanover Research Council who alleges he was sexually assaulted and battered by HRC’s founder/CEO can sue for negligent infliction of emotional distress; a Fairfax Circuit Court says the negligent infliction claim is not time-barred, as ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Contract Claim – Limitations (access required)

Although a plaintiff’s original complaint alleged “Malpractice” against defendant lawyer, the complaint necessarily referred to a breach of contract action, since that is what legal malpractice is, and a Fairfax Circuit Court overrules defendant’s plea in bar which claims plaintiff ...

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