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ALPS Gets Expected Downgrade From S&P (access required)

Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Attorneys Liability Protection Society’s rating a notch in response to the company’s recent shoring up of reserves to support a higher-than-expected claims experience in some states, but not Virginia. In addition to taking money from ...

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Rules have changed on medical record requests (access required)

[NOTE: This is a corrected version of a story that ran in the print edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.] Attention personal-injury lawyers: The rules for subpoenaing medical records have changed, effective immediately. Under emergency legislation just signed into law by ...

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Bobzien gets VSB post (access required)

David P. Bobzien, the county attorney for Fairfax, will be the next president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. He will succeed Jeannie P. Dahnk as president, and serve for the 2004-2005 term. Bobzien will be the first local government attorney ...

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Tennessee Receivers Ask SCC To Stay Cases (access required)

Receivers for American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal and two other Tennessee-based risk-retention groups have asked Virginia’s State Corporation Commission to help them obtain stays of Virginia cases against their policyholders. The request — a separate proceeding from Tennessee’s ongoing effort ...

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Study: Chief Magistrates Should Be Attorneys (access required)

A Supreme Court of Virginia committee has recommended that the state’s magistrate system be overhauled to include a requirement that the chief magistrates in each of the 32 judicial districts be attorneys. The Magistrate Study Advisory Committee also recommended reorganizing ...

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