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Elder Law: Geriatric Care Managers (access required)

“Mrs. Goodbody called again,” the secretary says as the lawyer returns from lunch. “She can’t remember if she took her medicine, she says she needs a ride to the doctor’s office on Thursday, and she’s afraid a cab won’t come ...

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Claimant Wins On Issue Of Write-Offs (access required)

The struggle over doctors’ write-offs has surfaced in a new forum: the Workers’ Compensation Commission. The fight is a familiar one to personal-injury partisans. It may involve an insured trying to collect the entire amount billed by a health-care provider ...

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Jury Reform In Virginia (access required)

Virginia’s rules on jury service should be changed to inform jurors that they may take notes during trial and discuss a case during trial breaks, according to a jury reform group. Trial judges swore in over 4,000 juries in the ...

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Court-Appointed Statute is Challenged in Appeal (access required)

The struggle for better pay for court-appointed lawyers surfaced last week in the Virginia Court of Appeals. Appearing before an appeals court panel that included Chief Judge Johanna L. Fitzpatrick, Richmond criminal defense lawyer Steven D. Benjamin attacked Virginia’s statutory ...

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