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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Insurance defense bar questions adjuster LEO (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is proposing to give a green light to plaintiffs’ lawyers talking directly with insurance adjusters, but tort defense lawyers are signaling caution. The Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers warns about unintended consequences and oversimplification of the ...

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Virginia dodges federal court closings

No Virginia facilities are included in a list of money-saving court closings announced Tuesday by federal court officials. The list of six planned closings is good news for users of the federal courts in Big Stone Gap and Newport News. ...

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Lawyer takes plea deal in pot case

A former substitute judge in Shenandoah County has agreed to serve 30 days in jail for possession of marijuana. Attorney James Allamong was arrested last fall after authorities found marijuana plants growing on his property while investigating a nearby fire. ...

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College hosts center for teaching the rule of law

A project of lawyers and educators to spread the word among young people about the importance of the rule of law is being institutionalized. Roanoke College has established The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, an independent non-profit educational ...

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Summary Affirmances (access required)

The Court of Appeals of Virginia decides the following cases by summary affirmance: Smith v. Lewis Tree Service, No. 0706-12-2, Sept. 4, 2012, upholding denial of benefits because claimant did not prove a compensable injury by accident. VLW 012-7-249(UP), 1 ...

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Dismissal for Pro Se’s Discovery Abuse (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss with prejudice a plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant school system “forced” her to leave and discriminated against her on the basis of age by causing her to resign prior ...

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