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Mediation safety in spotlight after Arizona shooting (access required)

A settlement conference aimed at ending a court conflict unexpectedly turned into a scene of death in Phoenix in late January. The bloody outcome of that meeting has prompted many alternative dispute resolution professionals to take a second look at ...

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Virginia State Bar will need new home (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is on the lookout for a new office location. The VSB has been advised the lease for its headquarters in a Richmond office building will not be renewed when it expires in August, so the agency ...

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Both drivers in two-vehicle accident were negligent, jury finds – $384,853 Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 19, 2009, the plaintiffs, E. Wilkes and G. Wilkes (both 18 at the time of the accident), were passengers in a vehicle driven by co-defendant Linder westbound on Route 10 in Chesterfield County.  Linder t-boned a work van ...

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Police officer accused of battery during traffic stop – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Wesley Moore, a 20-year veteran Richmond police officer, filed suit against a junior patrol officer arising from events following a traffic stop. While the plaintiff disputed the basis for the traffic stop, the court determined the stop was legitimate – ...

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Umbrella policy of $1,000,000 could apply to accident claim – Settlement (access required)

This case involved insurance coverage for a June 2010 accident in which Theo Thomas II was hit by a car while on foot. The alleged tortfeasor sought coverage under her parents’ auto policies, including a $1,000,000 umbrella policy. The carrier ...

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