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Products Case Nets Record Settlement (access required)

A $14 million settlement has been reached in a case in which a woman was severely burned when the three-wheel parking enforcement vehicle she was driving tipped over and caught fire. The settlement, which was reached partly through mediation three ...

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Branch Offices (access required)

Branch law offices aren’t just for big firms anymore. Lawyers in Southwest Virginia already know that. There, a low population spread over many miles often requires lawyers to rotate between two or more offices to keep a practice viable. The ...

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VSB Can't Force DOC To Bring Inmates (access required)

The Virginia Department of Corrections no longer will transport inmates to Virginia State Bar offices in Richmond for lawyer disciplinary hearings. That decision, and a court hearing challenging it, may test whether the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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Local government lawyers walk the line (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Local government lawyers and tightrope walkers have something in common, apparently. While city and county attorneys in Virginia seem to be clear about who their client is, other folks including government employees and elected officials sometimes get the ...

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New VSB Panel Will Fight Online Posting (access required)

A task force on technology that grew out of the Virginia State Bar’s family law section has been granted status as a standing committee and has been given permission to join with voluntary bar associations in a lobbying effort. Its ...

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E.D. Sets Rules For ADR Use (access required)

The federal courts in Virginia’s Eastern District now have a framework in place to resolve cases by alternative dispute resolution. The federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 required all federal district courts to authorize and encourage the use of ...

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Three Insurance Carriers Are Seeking VSB's Nod (access required)

Three legal malpractice insurance carriers remain in the running for the Virginia State Bar endorsement. Meanwhile, the VSB’s Lawyer Malpractice Insurance Committee has drafted rules aimed at reducing conflicts of interest involving the current insurer — the American National Lawyers ...

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LGA Prepares To Celebrate Group's 25th This Weekend (access required)

Virginia’s Local Government Attorneys organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary during a three-day conference that begins Thursday in Charlottesville. The 600-member organization will participate in continuing legal education programs and tours of historical sites and a winery, in addition to ...

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