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The Selection Process (access required)

WIlliamsburg — It’s not surprising that the Virginia Bar Association tracks what’s going on with judicial selection. With a separate section for judges, the VBA may count more judges as members than any other statewide voluntary bar association, and two ...

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Experts' Testimony Is Barred (access required)

An injured railroad worker may not use expert testimony from a biomechanical engineer and treating physicians to prove that walking on uneven foundation material in a railroad yard caused permanent injury to his foot, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. ...

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Arbitration Clause Covers Oral Pacts Made Later (access required)

Claims based on alleged oral agreements that post-dated a written contract can be arbitrated under the contract’s arbitration clause, a Danville federal bankruptcy judge has ruled. A Martinsville sportswear seller, currently in bankruptcy, must arbitrate claims brought by its overseas ...

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The Best Of 2000 – Top Opinions (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s most popular opinions during the past year were the kind of red meat that litigators thrive on: a mix of personal injury, employment and family law cases from state courts at all levels. New order in the ...

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Filing To Beat Statute Is Not Sanctionable (access required)

A lawyer who filed a negligence action “almost immediately” after his client came to him cannot be sanctioned for failing to investigate more thoroughly before filing suit, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. The woman claimed her treating physician had ...

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