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High court sides with insurer in global warming case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of an insurance company Sept. 16 in the nation’s first legal test of whether insurers may be liable for claims arising from global warming. The justices unanimously ruled that environmental problems allegedly ...

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Party crasher: Journey guitarist broke up marriage (access required)

Celebrity White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi filed for divorce Sept. 16, claiming his wife was flaunting her affair with the lead guitarist for the rock band Journey. Tareq Salahi filed paperwork in Warren County saying his wife, Michaele Salahi, ...

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W.Va. lawyer nominated to federal appeals court (access required)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.?–?President Barack Obama has nominated West Virginia lawyer Stephanie Dawn Thacker as a judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Thacker has been a partner in the Charleston law firm of Guthrie & Thomas since 2006. Before ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to King George lawyer Kristina Kittle Usry for violating a professional rule that governs communication with persons represented by counsel. * * * On Aug. ...

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Tablet computers: The pros and cons (access required)

Tablet computers are changing how the mobile workforce does business. With the seemingly endless applications for tablets, the question remains: Will they really benefit your business? According to a recent Gartner study, by 2013, 80 percent of businesses will support ...

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Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present “Intellectual Property Law and Practice,” a special supplement to the Sept. 26, 2011 paper. This 12-page B-Section is sponsored The American Inns of Court, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Oblon Spivak. Here ...

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