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“Duuude…”

So many ways to say it, so many meanings. The “Dude” salutation started with surfers, skaters and stoners, according to urban lore. Bud Light beer’s “Dude” commercials, starting in 2007, highlighted the many subtle shadings of the word. But you ...

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Healthcare ‘controversy’ may not be ready for court (access required)

Dear Editor: By now almost everyone knows that on Dec. 13, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson of Richmond held that the provision in the new healthcare law, requiring people without health insurance to obtain it or pay a penalty ...

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VALS to hold meeting in Charlottesville (access required)

CALSA…the association for legal professionals will host the VALS winter seminar and Third Board of Governors Meeting on Feb. 5 in Charlottesville at the Holiday Inn University & Conference Center. Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Holiday Inn ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Dec. 10, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Henrico County lawyer Sara Davis Harman’s license to practice law for three years. The board found she violated disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, conflicts of interest involving a ...

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Patient dies from complications from shoulder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 9, 2003, the plaintiff’s decedent, a 49-year-old park ranger with a history of neck and shoulder pain went to the office of the defendant, Dr. Prud’homme, with complaints of pain in his left shoulder and upper back. Based ...

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Mediate early to get more money on the table (access required)

A common expectation in the legal field is that deteriorating economic conditions will cause a rise in litigation as employees are laid off, margins become tighter and stressed companies fail to perform obligations. However, in the current recession, the expected ...

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B. Mark Fried (access required)

B. Mark Fried, an Albemarle County developer and lawyer, died Dec. 11 from complications of back surgery. He was 78. A graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Chicago law school, Mr. Fried was admitted to the Virginia bar ...

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Subcontractor for linguists contends regs were ignored – $2,858,463 Verdict (access required)

L-3 Communication Services Inc., the prime contractor to a government contract, refused to pay interim variance indirect rate invoices to a subcontractor, Thomas Computer Solutions LLC (TCS), until the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) conducted a final audit. This stance ...

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Rider on ATV killed by cable over roadway – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The 19-year-old decedent was riding an all-terrain vehicle when he encountered a wire cable that the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority had strung across a gravel roadway. Decedent apparently did not see the cable, struck it and died. The gravel road ...

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