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Will Budget Cuts Reach The VSB? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia is carving into what its leaders describe as muscle and bone to respond to Virginia’s $2 billion budget crisis. But leaders at the Virginia State Bar are feeling relatively insulated from any potential cutbacks. The ...

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Surveillance Videos (access required)

The stakes were high last year during the trial of French v. Norfolk Southern Railway, when the defense turned to its surveillance video. The plaintiff, Donald French, was a manager of a convenience store in Gainesville. A runaway train had ...

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Plaintiff Is Hit With $27K In Sanctions (access required)

A woman who filed a $3.5 million personal-injury lawsuit has been ordered to pay $27,000 in sanctions to a defendant after she was videotaped using her allegedly paralyzed arm in an elaborate handshake with an acquaintance minutes after she left ...

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Law Firm Sues VSB Over Opinion On Ads (access required)

A Richmond personal injury firm with attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America has filed suit against the Virginia State Bar, seeking to have an advertising opinion set aside as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Legal Advertising Opinion ...

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GAL Role And Costs Under Study (access required)

Virginia legislators who question the role and expense of guardians ad litem for children in child custody and visitation cases have begun to home in on concerns raised during discussions earlier this year about capping GAL fees. On Aug. 1, ...

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