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Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

Foreign-language records: Every detail counts (access required)

In litigation, medical records can be a minefield of details. A nurse has scribbled an illegible note in the margin. A page from another patient’s file has slipped into the record. A key handwritten dosage isn’t clear. And when the ...

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Bill to expand death penalty dies in committee (access required)

A Republican-backed bill to expand the death penalty in Virginia died in a Senate committee Wednesday when a GOP senator abstained, citing a potential conflict of interests. The bill died on a 7-7 party-line vote in the Courts of Justice ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective March 1, a three-judge panel of the Stafford County Circuit Court suspended the law license of Clive A. O’Leary of Fredericksburg for one year with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or ...

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Peter G. Decker Jr. (access required)

Peter G. Decker Jr. of Norfolk and of Bal Harbour, Fla., died of cancer on Feb. 3. He was 76. Mr. Decker was widely known as a cheerleader and supporter of Norfolk and its people and a generous friend to ...

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Maurice H. Bell Jr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Maurice H. Bell Jr. died Feb. 5. He was 70. Mr. Bell was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, and attended the University of Richmond law school. He practiced law in Richmond for over 30 years, and he was ...

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Effort to bar noncompetes falls short

A bill that would outlaw Virginia noncompete agreements is dead in the House of Delegates. House Bill 1187, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would have banned contracts restricting former employees from engaging in any lawful profession, trade or business. ...

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