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Law Grad Becomes Mayor Of Her Hometown (access required)

For most law students, studying for the bar exam is enough work. But Kimberly Parke, a 23-year-old native of Bowling Green, is not your average student. A 2002 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Parke recently earned a ...

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'3 Percent Rule' Doesn't Apply To Damage On Lot (access required)

In a decision sure to rattle car dealerships, a Newport News Circuit judge ruled last week that the “3 percent rule” doesn’t apply to cars that are damaged on a dealer’s lot before they are sold to consumers. The “3 ...

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Trooper Gets $2.5M For Negligent Entrustment (access required)

A car dealership that allowed a drunken driver to take a Ford Mustang on a test drive must pay $2.5 million to a state trooper who suffered injuries when he stopped the driver, in a Tazewell County case arbitrated by ...

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Troutman Sanders LLP Opens New Building (access required)

Ever since Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders merged with Richmond’s Mays & Valentine in early 2001, the firm’s managing partners knew the day was coming when they would need more space. Capping a period of double-digit growth over the past six years ...

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Doctor Goes Bare At Trial, But Prevails (access required)

A Fredericksburg pediatrician forced to go to trial without any insurance after his former carrier, Doctors Insurance Reciprocal, went into receivership has prevailed in a wrongful death case by the family of a baby who died. The doctor won the ...

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Beach Woman Gets Damages For ?Girls Gone Wild' Video (access required)

A woman who appeared briefly with a friend in a “Girls Gone Wild” video has been awarded $60,000 in punitive damages and $150 in compensatory damages by a Virginia Beach jury. Plaintiff’s attorney Kevin E. Martingayle argued that Virginia Code ...

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Elliott Named Local Bar Leader Of The Year (access required)

Virginia Beach—Roanoke lawyer Eugene M. Elliott was tired of hearing the negative stereotypes about lawyers and so he took it upon himself to make a change. “My focus has always been trying to have lawyers projected in a more positive ...

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Judge Martin Clark Speaks At VSB Banquet (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia State Bar President David P. Bobzien said that the VSB usually went with scholarly types as their banquet speakers – but this year they wanted humor. This statement left Judge Martin F. Clark Jr., the best-selling author of ...

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Hoover Receives 2005 Award For ?Excellence' (access required)

Virginia Beach—Often called “the father of mediation in Virginia,” longtime Harrisonburg attorney and teacher Lawrence H. Hoover Jr. was awarded the 18th annual Tradition of Excellence Award at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting June 18. The award is the ...

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Anderson To Lead VSB (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Roanoke lawyer Philip V. Anderson became president of the Virginia State Bar June 17, succeeding David P. Bobzien of Fairfax. “It’s exciting and a pretty humbling experience,” said Anderson. “I’m looking forward to giving my very best in the ...

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