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Humanscale v. CompX (access required)

Type of Case: Intellectual property Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorneys: Frederic M. Meeker, Washington, and Dana D. McDaniel, Richmond Summary: The case pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Ltd., and Humanscale Corp., the two largest ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Dec. 16, 2010, a three-judge panel in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court suspended Jason M. Head’s license to practice law for 30 days and imposed terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence; communication; safekeeping property; truthfulness in statements ...

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Douglas M. Smith (access required)

Douglas M. Smith, who served 28 years on the Newport News Circuit Court after being appointed at age 31, died Dec. 29 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years. He was 81. A graduate of Newport News High School, ...

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Clarence E. Knight III (access required)

Clarence Edward Knight III, a retired Hampton general district judge and a former member of Hampton City Council, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. He was 67. Judge Knight had gone to the hospital two days earlier with symptoms of the ...

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Largest Verdicts of 2010 (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Jury Verdicts of 2010” found 22 seven-figure awards last year. Sixteen of this year’s cases had a personal injury component, including seven medical malpractice verdicts. Three of the four largest verdicts involved business ...

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Albo: Race for high court is wide open (access required)

Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...

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