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Default Set Aside For Nursing Home (access required)

A med-mal defendant who suffered a default judgment after its financially troubled insurance carrier had difficulty hiring defense counsel can get that default judgment set aside, the Supreme Court of Virginia has decided. The first lawyer assigned to represent the ...

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Issue Framed By Judicial Canons, Case Law (access required)

The question developing under Virginia’s law on judicial ethics is how big is the umbrella defined by the rule calling for recusal when a judge’s impartiality “might reasonably be questioned.” That is the standard employed under Virginia’s current Canons of ...

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Support Guidelines (access required)

Domestic relations lawyers are accustomed to steering a course between art and science, using the art of advocacy to make the most of black-letter law. Now family law practitioners in the metropolitan Richmond area are poised to take a big ...

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Job Site Safety Suit Too Late (access required)

When an employer challenges an occupational safety violation charged by Virginia’s Department of Labor & Industry, both sides know that the matter ultimately may wind up in court. But how long the department has to file an enforcement action in ...

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