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The Falls Church stays with Epsicopal Diocese, court rules

The Episcopal Church is the rightful owner of a historic church formerly occupied by a congregation that abandoned the denomination over the consecration of an openly gay bishop and other differences, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices unanimously ...

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Birth injury recovery could exceed malpractice cap under court ruling (access required)

An obstetrician’s insurance company is on the hook for a couple’s lawsuit claiming damages based on the doctor’s failure to participate in the Virginia birth injury fund, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The ruling could allow the couple ...

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Birth injury recovery could exceed malpractice cap under court ruling (access required)

An obstetrician’s insurance company is on the hook for a couple’s lawsuit claiming damages based on the doctor’s failure to participate in the Virginia birth injury fund, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The ruling could allow the couple ...

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Frenzy hit fever pitch at some firms

The just-completed 2013 Legal Food Frenzy generated some lively and innovative activities at some Virginia law firms as they competed to see who could raise the most money and give the most food in the annual donation drive. Fairfax’s McCandlish ...

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Law firm fee payment upheld (access required)

A law firm gets to keep $130,000 in attorney’s fees after a sale of real estate as part of a disputed estate case, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. Over a protest from the lawyer’s client, a Northampton County ...

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Texas judge sends patent case to Virginia, sua sponte

Neither the plaintiff nor the defendant asked to try their case in the Old Dominion, but a Texas judge ruled Monday that a patent infringement fight belonged in Virginia because the patent inventor lives in Alexandria. The ruling appears to ...

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Court: Does ‘negligent’ prosecution warrant discipline? (access required)

A lawyer discipline case has the Virginia Supreme Court asking when does negligence in prosecuting a criminal case cross the line into incompetence that can be sanctioned by the Virginia State Bar. Last September, the VSB Disciplinary Board affirmed a ...

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Lawyers fail to show for guilty plea

A federal judge is threatening to hold two Richmond attorneys in contempt after neither showed for a plea agreement hearing Wednesday in a cigarette trafficking case. David Paul Morgan and J. Thompson Cravens entered an appearance in the case on ...

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