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Paper Fight: Lawyer seeking documents must buy transcript (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge settled a discovery face-off between opposing lawyers with a ruling that brought cheers from court reporters weary of having their work copied and distributed for free. In a discovery dispute, U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent ...

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Court revives excessive force lawsuit (access required)

The Supreme Court has reinstated a $25-million lawsuit against jail officials over brain injuries suffered by a prisoner assaulted at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (left). Kenneth Wagner claims he was beaten by jailers in 2006 and hospitalized ...

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Appeals court Judge Andre Davis to take senior status

Blogs are buzzing that Judge Andre Davis of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take senior status in February. He has been on the court less than five years and becomes the first judge appointed by President Obama ...

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The VLW High Five: 5 tips for speaking up

Blame the Socratic method. The biggest hang-up lawyers have about public speaking is fear, said University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches oral advocacy. Coupled with potentially high stakes – a jury trial or a ...

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Meath becomes president of Virginia Law Foundation

James V. Meath of Richmond has taken office as president of the Virginia Law Foundation as of Oct. 1. He succeeds Manuel A. Capsalis. Meath is chairman of the board for Williams Mullen and is a former president of the ...

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Falls Church lawyer to lead Reed Smith

Alexander “Sandy” Thomas of Falls Church, formerly global chair of the litigation department at Reed Smith, is taking the reins as the firm’s Global Managing Partner. He will succeed Gregory B. Jordan in that role as Jordan leaves the firm to ...

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