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Assignment recordation bill killed after all

The effort to require recordation of mortgage assignments in court records is finally dead. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, managed to resurrect his proposal, Senate Bill 838, that would have required the recordation of mortgage assignments in court records yesterday. The ...

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Richmond’s Durrette and Crump firms merge (access required)

The Richmond law firms of Durrette Bradshaw PC and McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple PC have merged to form the firm of DurretteCrump PLC. The firm will have 27 lawyers with offices on the 16th floor of the Bank of ...

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Baril goes to Sands Anderson

Stephen E. Baril, a longtime litigator at Williams Mullen, has moved to Sands Anderson. “I am thrilled to be part of a firm with a litigation legacy and one that’s laser-focused on the Richmond business community and has an entrepreneurial ...

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Seabolt is Troutman’s first COO

Robert D. Seabolt, a partner in the Richmond office of Troutman Sanders LLP, has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Seabolt, 55, is a litigator who concentrates his practice on antitrust enforcement and white collar ...

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Assignment recordation bill revived

Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, won approval this morning in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee of his Senate Bill 838, which would require the recordation of assignments of debts secured by a deed of trust. The measure was defeated Thursday ...

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Million Dollar Settlements

Attorneys reported 37 million-dollar settlements to Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2010, one more than in 2009. Personal injury cases dominated the list, with 28 settlements in that category, including seven medical malpractice cases and two products liability cases. Six cases ...

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Supreme Court candidates to appear on Wednesday (access required)

The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview candidates to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia on Wednesday. The interviews will begin at the end of the noon meeting of the two houses. They were ...

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