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Peninsula Women’s Bar to host charity gala March 30 (access required)

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association will host a Charity Gala at the Point Plaza Conference Center in Newport News on March 30. The program will benefit breast cancer charities and the CASA program in Newport News. The event will ...

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Robert J. Corber (access required)

Robert J. Corber, a retired senior partner at the Washington law firm of Steptoe and Johnson and the head of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1974 to 1976, died Jan. 25 at a hospice in Williamsburg from interstitial lung disease. ...

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Walking on Sunshine

This week (March 13-19) is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote open government and freedom of information. March 16, this Wednesday, is National FOI Day – and that day was chosen because it is James Madison’s birthday. The week is ...

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Back, shoulder injuries caused by rear-end collision – $725,000 Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 12, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling on Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax County. A wintry mix had caused the roads to be icy. The plaintiff was about to turn left when he lightly rear-ended the vehicle in front of ...

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Policy limits, availability of costs at issue in Alexandria crash – $182,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was not feeling well at work and called a cab to take her to the commuter lot in Spotsylvania County. The cab stopped for no apparent reason Interstate 95 just past Edsall Road and was rear-ended by a ...

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Assembly bans sale of Chinese drywall

While lawyers continue efforts to determine what to do about homes afflicted with Chinese drywall and – more importantly – who must pay for remedial action, the 2011 Virginia legislature passed a pair of measures aimed at preventing more homeowners ...

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