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Presenting the ‘Leaders in the Law’ Class of 2012

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2012 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its seventh year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other ...

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Plaintiff loses bias claim, pays defense fees

Debra Farmer didn’t take the broad hint offered by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema during a final pretrial conference in Farmer’s Title VII suit against Navy Federal Credit Union, Farmer’s former employer. Brinkema recounted the state of the record and ...

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Appeals court upholds denial of fees to McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods’ failure to provide full disclosure of incentives for some plaintiffs was labeled an “egregious” violation of ethical rules as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a complete denial of fees for the Richmond-based firm for work on a ...

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Redefining expert witness credibility for juries (access required)

Juries routinely dismiss expert testimony due to credibility problems, incomprehensibility, or simply because it is cancelled out by another expert’s testimony. This leads to a number of important questions for the attorney and the expert in presenting testimony at trial. ...

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