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A modest proposal?

Years ago, lawyers majored in law in college then took the bar and went on to their legal careers. Anymore, of course, a degree from a law school is required to sit for the bar. Here’s one from the Everything ...

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Courts struggle with which parent should pay for private school in divorce (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals offered guidelines 16 years ago for judges on when a spouse can be forced to pay for a child to attend private school. But battles over tuition bills have continued in Virginia divorce courts. When ...

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Man died after surgery, doctors prevail in death suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2008, the decedent, age 80, was brought to the Prince William Hospital Emergency Department by ambulance with complaints of severe back and right hip pain, nausea and vomiting, which had started that morning. Awake, ...

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Head-on collision leads to permanent intestinal injuries – $637,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 60-year-old male, employed as an engineer at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant. The defendant was a juvenile at the time of the accident. Their two vehicles approached from opposite directions on Bridge Road in Suffolk on ...

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