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Med mal plaintiff is out of court for discovery lapses (access required)

The Supreme Court offers no remedy for a patient whose lawsuit against a Richmond hospital was dismissed because her out-of-state lawyer was derelict in expert disclosures. The high court ruled Richmond Circuit Judge Walter Stout was within his discretion to ...

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VSB group gets firsthand look at upheaval in Greece

Lawyers on a Virginia State Bar excursion to Athens are watching history in the making, with a possible change in that country’s government coming today. Besides earning CLE credits and visiting antiquities, the Virginia barristers reportedly have set up a ...

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Court approves state support of rail project (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia says the state Constitution does not forbid the use of state money to build a rail-to-truck cargo transfer facility in Montgomery County. By helping to move traffic from highways to the rails,  the state is ...

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Traffic-fine fight pits state against localities (access required)

Complaints about “speed traps” may prompt the Virginia General Assembly to recalibrate how the state and various localities divide the money that goes with the traffic fines. Under longstanding practice, Virginia’s local governments have passed their own traffic laws, which ...

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Unfriending him would have been enough

Paybacks are hell, as any domestic relations lawyer will tell you. Sometimes they cross the line, as a guy in New Jersey will tell you. A narcotics detective in Morristown, N.J., broke up with his girlfriend, but she allegedly had ...

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Headline of the Day

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has had a difficult week, as he has fielded accusations of harassment of women. TIME’s blog Swampland covers politics in DC and beyond. Regardless of your politics, you have to tip your hat to the ...

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Disappointed groom wants ‘I do’ do-over

We’ve heard of couples renewing their vows, but this proposal takes the wedding cake. According to today’s New York Times, Todd J. Remis wants to recreate his 2003 wedding to Milena Grzibovska because the photographer, H & H Studio, failed ...

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