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Retirement planning: Big traps for small law firms (access required)

Many lawyers at small firm are intimidated by the prospect of planning for retirement. Because establishing a retirement plan for your firm can be a daunting task, here are some tips and traps from a few experts: Not so fast ...

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Richmond lawyer elected to Workers’ Compensation Commission

The General Assembly elected R. Ferrell Newman to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission Wednesday. Newman, who has practiced workers’ compensation law in Richmond for 30 years, fills the seat designated for a “neutral” on the three-member commission. Newman said his ...

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Is W&L law the future of legal education?

While news reports note plummeting law school applications, one legal scholar sees salvation for legal education in the third-year practicum embraced by Washington & Lee’s law school. The enthusiastic review comes from William Henderson, law professor at Indiana University law ...

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Extra $2M for pain and suffering will stand

The widow of a former Navy sailor who died of mesothelioma may collect on a judgment she won in 2010, including a $2 million award for the sailor’s pain and suffering prior to his death. On Feb. 19, the U.S. ...

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‘Fraudulent Joinder’ of Car Seller, Court Says (access required)

In this products liability suit arising from death of the mother of the owner of a GM Envoy Denali in a rollover crash after the vehicle was rear-ended, a Richmond U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s report and denies ...

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Lexington lawyer liable to client on battery claim

A Roanoke woman has won a $28,000 jury verdict against her former lawyer for his alleged sexual overtures in a jailhouse visit videotaped by police. A Roanoke County jury returned the verdict Feb. 15 against Robert B. Armstrong of Lexington, ...

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“Taking the keys from Mom?” How to help older drivers stay safe

Last September, a 100-year-old driver in Los Angeles backed his Cadillac into a group of elementary school children, injuring 11 people. The incident renewed the debate over when elderly people should stop driving. Often, attorneys will be contacted by caregivers ...

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Elder law & housing: A explanation of the options

Elder housing is multifaceted – from fairly independent clients living in their own homes to highly dependent clients living in nursing homes. Affordability is always an issue, but increasingly so as needs increase and public benefits weigh in. Advising on ...

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