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Partner of Plaintiff’s Expert Can Testify for Defense (access required)

A personal-injury plaintiff cannot exclude defense testimony from a doctor in the same practice group as the doctor initially named as plaintiff’s retained expert, because she cannot show they shared any confidential information from plaintiff’s medical records; also, plaintiff’s objection ...

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Virginia’s Largest Law Firms 2012 (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” As in years past, the survey provides a ranking of the top 75 law firms in the commonwealth. The ranks are determined by the number ...

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Roanoke Bar names two award winners (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association has announced that George W. Wooten will receive the 2012 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an outstanding lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional ...

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McDonnell to be commencement speaker at UR graduation (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell will give the main commencement address at the University of Richmond on May 6. McDonnell was sworn in as the 71st governor of the Commonwealth on Jan. 16, 2010, after being elected with nearly 59 percent of ...

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Yet another Redskin finds himself in court… (access required)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Doug Williams, who led the Washington Redskins to a Super Bowl win in 1988, is the latest in a long list of former ’Skins to show up in court. Now the Grambling State University football coach, ...

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Man gets 12 years for aiding terrorists (access required)

ALEXANDRIA — An electrician from Northern Virginia who admitted producing an online propaganda video for a Pakistani terrorist organization has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. A federal judge in Alexandria imposed the sentence April 13 for 24-year-old Jubair ...

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Dad can sue for unauthorized adoption

A Virginia father can seek damages from adoption lawyers and a Utah couple who adopted his child without his permission, a divided Supreme Court of Virginia said on April 20. A tort claim for “tortious interference with parental rights” is ...

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Former DynCorp employee entitled to full retention payment – $5,081,622 Verdict (access required)

Phoenix Consulting Group was bought by DynCorp in October 2009. The owner of Phoenix Consulting Group wanted to give a large bonus from the proceeds of the sale to the president of Phoenix, Col. Gerald York. DynCorp required the owner ...

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VLW honored by VPA

Virginia Lawyers Weekly received two first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association this past weekend, when the VPA announced the 2011 winners of its annual journalism contest. VLW gained top honors in the categories of editorial writing and headline writing. ...

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