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VLF accepting nominations for Fellows Class of 2012 (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Fellows Class of 2012. The 2012 Fellows will be inducted at a dinner meeting in Williamsburg on Jan. 19, 2012, during the Virginia Bar Association’s winter meeting. Candidates must (1) ...

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Duty of confidentiality applies at unexpected times (access required)

Every lawyer realizes the strength and breadth of our profession’s duty of confidentiality. Most lawyers know that the duty lasts forever. Many of us include threatening disclaimers whenever we send an email, warning accidental recipients that they must not share ...

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The VLW Quick 10: VSB Scenes (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been making the scene at the beach and on the boardwalk since 1986. Here’s a Quick10 recap of memorable moments from our “Scenes” coverage of past annual meetings. 1. Then, now and later. In 1995, a ...

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‘Bear hug’ of customer is within scope of employment – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

The sole cause of action was for vicarious liability of Lowe’s for its employee’s negligence in the “friendly bear-hugging” of a repeat customer at Lowe’s. Plaintiff is a 59-year-old Vietnamese contractor who operates his own home-improvement company. At the time ...

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Woman dies from blood loss after cesarean section delivery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, a 31-year-old single female and mother of six, delivered a child by cesarean section on Dec. 27, 2001. A relatively large amount of blood was lost during the surgery. She initially did well following surgery. After about six hours, ...

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U.S. condemns high-rise site for Norfolk courthouse addition – $13,401,741 Condemnation Verdict (access required)

The United States condemned 1.604 acres of land at the southwest corner of Granby Street and Brambleton Avenue in downtown Norfolk, and deposited $6,175,000 with the court as its estimate of just compensation. The land was partially improved with foundation, ...

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Fairfax’s Sharon Nelson to seek top VSB post

Sharon D. Nelson, a Fairfax lawyer and president of a computer forensics and information security company, wants to be president of the Virginia State Bar in 2013-14. Nelson is a member of the VSB Council and its executive committee, and ...

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Managing a law firm practice group (access required)

Lawyers may wonder whether they are able to manage a law firm practice group and still manage to practice law. The practice group structure has become an accepted organizational model in many law firms. Such groups can also be called ...

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