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Student says paper defamed him with bullying allegation – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A newspaper article about an assault case falsely stated that a high school athlete routinely bullied another student at Great Bridge High School. The article reported accurately that the plaintiff had been convicted of assaulting the father of the student ...

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Vandeventer Black goes coast to coast

Norfolk-based Vandeventer Black LLP has opened a two-lawyer office in Pasadena, Calif. Managing partner William E. Franczek said the firm has a major client on the East Coast that also has a West Coast operation and opened the office as ...

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Meath takes helm at Williams Mullen

James V. Meath, a partner in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen, was elected chairman by the firm’s board of directors yesterday. He succeeds Julious P. Smith Jr., who has become chairman emeritus. Meath served as chair of the Williams ...

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Family law group’s bills are advancing (access required)

Three bills backed by the Virginia Family Law Coalition, including one that would overturn a Supreme Court decision from last April, are working their way through the General Assembly with little opposition. The Supreme Court opinion, Gilliam v. McGrady (VLW ...

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Testimony of expert challenged in chronic pain case – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 26, 2007, the plaintiff was operating a street sweeper on Charter Colony Parkway in Chesterfield County when he was rear-ended by a Ford Expedition. The police investigation revealed that Virginia Department of Transportation warning signs had been properly ...

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McClanahan gets vote of House GOP for Supreme Court seat (access required)

The Republican House caucus has selected Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan as the party’s candidate for the first of two Supreme Court vacancies, Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, said. The decision means McClanahan is likely to be certified by ...

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A firm of your own

You may have moments when you stare at your files, then you stare out the window, then you stare back at the files and you think your life and your practice could be different. Maybe you’ve been nurturing a dream ...

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