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Wife’s Summary Contempt Conviction Reversed (access required)

A trial court erred in holding wife in summary contempt for her “vindictive” testimony describing her husband’s threats against her during a custody exchange, as the court’s finding that wife was untruthful depended on husband’s sound recording of the exchange ...

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Virginia bar exam ranks as one of the toughest (access required)

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The numbers don’t lie. Virginia lawyers are right when they claim they face one of the toughest bar exams in the country. In fact, we’re number six, according to a new study. Robert Anderson, an associate professor at the Pepperdine ...

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Coast Guard officer suffered electric shock from boatlift – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 33-year-old Coast Guard security officer transferred to Virginia. Several weeks after moving into a rental property with several docks and electric boatlifts, he and his roommates were fishing off the property’s dock. While standing on a ...

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Consent to terminate pregnancy at issue in med mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a medical termination of pregnancy and bilateral tubal ligation procedure. She claimed she consented to the procedures due to a heart condition, which she subsequently learned did not exist. The defendant OB/GYN physician maintained the plaintiff herself requested ...

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Judges appoint Lupold to district court seat

Petersburg’s circuit court judges have appointed Petersburg lawyer Ray P. Lupold III to the general district court bench for the 11th District. The appointment comes in the wake of the General Assembly’s failure to fill the funded judicial seat. Senators ...

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