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Monthly Archives: September 2011

What rainmakers know about persistence (access required)

Building professional relationships is critical in selling legal services, and one of the key ingredients in building professional relationships is persistence. To illustrate that point, one recent study found that, on average, corporate counsel need to be asked up to ...

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Putting out fires

Living on the Lawn or the Range at the University of Virginia ranks among the highest honors for a U.Va. undergraduate. Many, if not most, of a class’s student leaders will rate a room on the Lawn. In a vacuum, ...

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Claim: Trucker was warned about wheels before they came off – $3,550,000 Settlement (access required)

On the morning of the incident, plaintiff’s decedent was on her way to work. The rear tandem wheels of a tractor-trailer owned and operated by the defendants disengaged from the trailer and crashed into decedent’s vehicle, resulting in decedent’s death. ...

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FMLA claim fails, employer kept woman on payroll for six months – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff employee was out of the office for health reasons from late December 2009 through Feb. 16, 2010. Upon her return to the office, she was relieved of her responsibilities, although she was kept on the payroll, and instructed to ...

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Slip and fall causes back injury, case settled two weeks before trial – $1,775,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered back injuries in a slip & fall accident. The negligence suit named the owner of the building, along with the general contractor and subcontractor who were working on the building. The case settled one day before a hearing ...

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Wreck after birthday celebration resulted in woman’s elbow injury – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff passenger and the defendant driver were out drinking and celebrating the driver’s birthday when the driver lost control on “ice” and her vehicle struck a tree. Following the collision, the plaintiff was trapped inside the vehicle and had ...

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Court Rules on ‘Transaction of Public Business’ (access required)

In resolving petitioners’ request under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to a former member of the Saltville Town Council for communications, including email communications, with a town employee between certain dates, the Smyth County Circuit Court considers what constitutes ...

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