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Mandatory malpractice insurance debate resumes

The Virginia State Bar Council has agreed to conduct a thorough discussion at its Oct. 19 meeting on whether the VSB should require that all lawyers who represent the public carry malpractice insurance. Darrel Tillar Mason, the chairman of a ...

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$54M pants trial concludes in DC

The trial of the $54 million pants suit in DC came to an end on Wednesday, and the presiding judge said she will issue a ruling next week. This case involves an administrative law judge, Roy Pearson, who took a ...

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Gov. Kaine delays Danville man’s execution

Just hours before Christopher S. Emmett was scheduled to die for beating a co-worker to death while stealing money for drugs, Gov. Tim Kaine granted him a reprieve, reports The Associated Press. The governor said he wants to give the ...

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Workers’ comp: Neck claim came too late

Foot bone connected to the leg bone. Leg bone connected to the knee bone. You could almost hear the Court of Appeals humming “dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones” when they decided a workers’ comp case yesterday. Under Virginia ...

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Election roundup

Yesterday was primary day across Virginia, with turnout at pitifully low levels. Among the results: McEachin beats Lambert. Longtime Democratic Sen. Bennie Lambert of Richmond endorsed former U.S. Sen. George Allen last fall, and he paid for it last night. ...

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Justice Lacy to retire

Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, the longest serving member of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has told her colleagues that she will retire in August. Lacy made the announcement Friday at the end of the court’s June argument week. She said ...

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The weekly recap

The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from June 5 to June 8. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. Please note that not all links may remain active. If ...

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Supreme Court reverses commonwealth cases

It was a bad day for the commonwealth in the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court reversed seven lower court rulings in favor of the state, including four criminal cases, a sexually violent predator designation, an analysis of the ...

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Acceptance of check moots suit

By accepting a $2,000 check from the defendant to cover medical bills, the plaintiff is not entitled to the $800,000 he later sought in a personal injury lawsuit. A Rockingham County Circuit Court jury returned a defense verdict in the ...

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