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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Court grants med mal, business conspiracy writs (access required)

A $1.95 million verdict for the family of a woman who died after undergoing plastic surgery and a $14.1 million judgment based in part on the Virginia Business Conspiracy Act are among the cases for which the Supreme Court of ...

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Lawyer still practicing after suspension, gets longer suspension (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of a Leesburg lawyer for five years because he continued to practice law and accepted a fee without providing services after his license had been suspended administratively. The action against ...

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What a law office looks like after a tornado

Here is a photo item – a picture taken by Karen Elshout, a photographer with our St. Louis-based sister operation, Missouri Lawyers Media. Karen traveled to Joplin, site of a killer tornado earlier this week. Using a GPS, she located ...

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Jim Roberts to retire

Prominent Richmond lawyer James C. Roberts has announced he will retire at the end of the year, ending a career noted for his skillful defense of corporations and politicians and his leadership in the bar. Roberts, 79, is a partner ...

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Lawyers on a two-track system at some firms

One sign of the times is a new class of lawyers at some large law firms – with fewer hours, lower pay and no chance of making partner. As The New York Times reports, it’s a viable option for many ...

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Lawyer Has No Defamation Claim for Draft Complaint (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court says lawyers who sent prospective defendants an unfiled “draft complaint” for an employment discrimination claim, “for settlement purposes,” have an absolute privilege from a defamation claim filed by another lawyer named in the draft complaint and ...

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