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‘Influential Women’ for 2012 named

Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2012 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” This awards program, now in its fourth year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in ...

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Hurts so good

Confession: I’m a sucker for puns and wordplay. A colleague sent me one of those lists that periodically makes the rounds on the Internet…jokes that are so bad they’re good. My wife and I visited our son at college this ...

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Judge interview roster released

The joint House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will meet this afternoon to conduct interviews of judicial candidates. In addition to the nine candidates for the vacancy in the Virginia Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge ...

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Former judge fails to avoid defamation judgment (access required)

Former Newport News Circuit Judge Verbena Askew struck out at the Supreme Court with a two-pronged effort to undo a $350,000 defamation judgment against her. Askew was found liable for telling newspaper reporters a former court staffer had been “institutionalized.” ...

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Mediation in med-mal cases: What’s not to like? (access required)

When it comes to medical malpractice cases, “everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like” mediation. For lawyers who appreciate the nuance of a double negative, the old slogan used to sell Sara Lee coffee cake captures the appeal of ...

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VSB eyes new approach to judicial evaluations (access required)

Virginia State Bar leaders hope to fine-tune the VSB’s program for evaluating candidates for judgeships. The Judicial Nominations Committee would get a new name under a package of proposed changes. Because the VSB does not actually “nominate” candidates for the ...

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Single-vehicle accident took lives of three family members – $965,000 Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case stemmed from a family tragedy in which three Purcellville residents were killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash. The accident occurred on Route 55 near Front Royal on Sept. 5, 2010, when the ...

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