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Jesse B. Wilson III (access required)

Jesse Birch Wilson III, a former president of the Virginia Bar Association, died Nov. 20. He was 78. Mr. Wilson spent his entire legal career with the Fairfax firm of McCandlish Lillard. He served as VBA president in 1979; he ...

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Shaping a ‘mediation’: It’s not in the name (access required)

It is fair to say there are about as many ways for counsel to use a third party to assist their settlement negotiation as there are creative and determined counsel, parties and neutrals. And, fair to say, lawyers are apt ...

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Surveillance says… (access required)

Big Brother is watching, but what happens when Big Brother has to go to court to tell what he saw? That’s the question for lawyers who are increasingly using video from those ever-present security cameras as evidence in legal cases: ...

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Website must identify ‘John Doe’ posters (access required)

An Alexandria Circuit Court says a Virginia carpet cleaning business may subpoena information on persons who posted anonymous complaints about the business on Yelp.com, a California-based social networking site. The court said it would enforce a subpoena served by the ...

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Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements (access required)

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front ...

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Administrative denial of adoption subsidy overturned – Verdict for Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiffs were the foster parents/ prospective adoptive parents of an infant child that had been placed in their home by local DSS days after the child’s birth in April 2009. The birth parents’ parental rights were terminated in March 2010, ...

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Dump truck driver struck and killed by train on private roadway – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a dump truck driver carrying gravel to a worksite on private land reached by a private road within Prince William County. As the decedent traveled down a dirt road to an unmarked railroad crossing, his view to ...

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Equitable Estoppel May Halt Statute Of Frauds Bar (access required)

In this contract dispute over defendants, a tenant and guarantor, having failed to sign a lease for and departure from plaintiff landlord’s auto recycling business, a Roanoke County Circuit Court says defendants waited too long to file a motion to ...

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