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Senate OKs Gibney, Diaz (access required)

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John A. Gibney Jr. for a U.S. District Court seat in Richmond and Albert Diaz, a trial court judge in North Carolina, for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The confirmation of Gibney and ...

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Important Opinions: January – December 2010

In this issue, the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2010, we present the Most Important Opinions that we have featured from this year. You’ll find more than 240 cases highlighted, from January to December. “Important Opinions” show up ...

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Court grants writ in $272,096 sanctions case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will review $272,096 in sanctions levied by Fairfax Circuit Judge Jonathan C. Thacher, who concluded that a suit over a real estate commission was filed “out of a vindictive and malevolent desire to injure and ...

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Litigant gave up too quickly, court holds (access required)

A party in a contract dispute was mistaken in concluding that the judge’s ruling on the effect of an answer to a complaint went further than it did, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled on Dec. 17 in an unpublished ...

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Judge limits discovery of medical records in UVa murder case

A Charlottesville judge has ruled lawyers for accused killer George Huguely cannot access medical records of victim Yeardley Love other than a prescription for medication. Defense lawyers sought Love’s medical records, contending that heart problems may have caused or contributed ...

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Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to retire

Alexandria Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell is retiring in August, and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applications for his successor. Mitchell, 65, was appointed to the bankruptcy court in December 1994 after practicing law for 15 ...

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Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to retire

Alexandria Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell is retiring in August, and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applications for his successor. Mitchell, 65, was appointed to the bankruptcy court in December 1994 after practicing law for 15 ...

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