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Caption case costs Redskins $260K, rules a federal judge (access required)

BALTIMORE, MD — The Washington Redskins and the owner-operator of FedEx Field must pay nearly $260,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to three deaf and hard-of-hearing fans who successfully sued the team and its home stadium for failing to make ...

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No comp for farmhand hurt by ‘horseplay’

A farmhand who fell when he was grabbed from behind by a co-worker cannot collect workers’ compensation for a knee injury, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled Sept. 1. The deputy commissioner awarded benefits to Brandon Phipps, 22, who worked ...

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Law practice, then and now (access required)

The pace of practice has quickened, client relationships may be more transient and civility ebbs and flows in the big city. Small-town general practitioners probably lose the most profitable local cases to competitors with flashy advertising, and business clients view ...

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25 years: Technology that changed law practice (access required)

When Virginia Lawyers Weekly first came off the presses in 1986, a typical law office scene might have looked something like this: Legal secretaries clanged away at typewriters, polishing up their attorney’s dictated notes. Paralegals impatiently awaited their turn at ...

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25 Years of News (access required)

Twenty-five years. Thousands of news stories. Since 1986, Virginia Lawyers Weekly has covered lawyers, judges and law practice across the commonwealth. Each reader might have an idea of what the most important stories were. Below is a 25-year compendium of ...

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Bank challenges Trump’s bid for Kluge mansion

The Bank of America is asking a federal judge to block Donald Trump’s claimed right-of-first-refusal to buy the embattled Albemarle House mansion near Charlottesville. Trump owns the front yard and other nearby properties formerly controlled by heiress Patricia Kluge, who ...

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