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Justices Hear Ex-Redskin's Comp Case (access required)

Is it unusual for a 300-pound offensive lineman in the NFL to sustain serious knee and ankle injuries? If not, is it fair to exclude the lineman — not to mention athletes and other workers in high-risk professions — from ...

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Help Wanted: BBB Seeks Lawyers For Arbitration (access required)

The Better Business Bureau is looking for a few good lawyers to help settle disputes between automobile retailers and purchasers in Richmond and Norfolk. The disputes typically center on the application of the state’s consumer-protection statutes to new-vehicle warranties. The ...

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Richmond Courts Boast New High-Tech Cameras (access required)

Thanks to the generosity of a former judge, trial lawyers practicing in Richmond can present evidence on state-of-the-art equipment. Circuit Judge Thomas M. Nance, who left the bench this summer, contributed the funds to purchase two high-resolution document cameras and ...

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QDRO Limits Wife's 'Survivor Benefits' (access required)

Where a qualified domestic relations order awards survivor benefits under a husband’s pension to his ex-wife, the benefits vest only if the husband dies after he has retired, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. The QDRO at issue ...

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Court Won't Hear Appeal In Y's Case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to hear the appeal of a circuit judge’s ruling that stripped the YMCA of charitable immunity in a slip-and-fall case. Earlier this year, Chesapeake Circuit Judge Bruce H. Kushner ruled that charitable immunity ...

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Jurisdictional Differences Abound In NoVa (access required)

FAIRFAX – Some Virginians tend to see the northern part of the state as a single region, united by sprawling housing developments, office parks and chronic congestion. But lawyers who practice in Northern Virginia should know that the region’s localities ...

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Consolidation Key To Student-Loan Payoff (access required)

You remember signing the loan forms. You knew that somewhere off in the hazy future, you’d actually have to pay the money back. In the meantime, however, you were consumed with passing finals, graduating, landing a job and studying for ...

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