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No Felony Without ‘Serious’ Mental Injury (access required)

Although a 17-year-old girl who was forcibly molested by the two defendants was understandably “agitated” and “upset,” even two years later when she testified at their trial, the commonwealth failed to establish the girl suffered a particularly “grave” mental injury, ...

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Businessman hit with $96M verdict for bond fraud

A group of bondholders who got stiffed when a major German conference center project went bust have won a $96.4-million Alexandria federal jury verdict against a South Korean national who allegedly lied about backing for the bonds. The jury found ...

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Sleep apnea disability claim advances

A Roanoke federal court says an IT specialist who fell asleep on the job can sue for disability discrimination on a claim his employer did not accommodate his insomnia and sleep apnea. U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson refused to ...

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1,156 pass July 2011 bar exam

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has the names of the 1,156 successful candidates who sat for the Virginia bar examination in July 2011. The list includes a section for exam-takers who passed but are not being licensed at this time due to ...

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Court to hear lawyer defamation claim (access required)

A lawyer who said he was defamed by allegations in a draft legal complaint will get a hearing from the Supreme Court of Virginia. Fairfax lawyer James M. Mansfield sued a Washington DC law firm and its client, saying he ...

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July 2011 Virginia Bar Exam Results

Editor’s Note: Below are the names of the successful candidates who sat for the July 2011 Virginia bar examination. Of the 1,513 applicants who took the exam, 1,156 passed, for a pass rate of 76.4 percent. Congratulations! A Mostafa Mohamed ...

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A first, a second and a third for the VADA

WILLIAMSBURG—Richmond lawyer Lisa Frisina Clement became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys today at the group’s annual meeting at the Kingsmill Resort. The VADA was founded in 1968; Clement is the first woman to lead the defense bar. ...

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