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Bell Tolls For CLE Slackers (access required)

More than one out of every seven lawyers in Virginia failed to meet the Oct. 31 deadline for completing the annual continuing legal education requirement. And that’s an improvement, according to a bar official. Of the roughly 23,000 active attorneys ...

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Boyd-Graves: Judges Should Hear Divorces (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Boyd-Graves Conference is urging the end of the use of commissioners in chancery in contested divorce cases. A circuit judge would hear a divorce case except where the parties consented or where there was “good cause” to ...

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Benefits Are Restored To Victim Of Fatigue (access required)

Aided by a doctor’s videotaped testimony and extensive documentary evidence, a woman suffering chronic-fatigue syndrome convinced her company’s insurance carrier to restore long-term benefits it previously had terminated. The woman, who was employed as an assistant manager for investor relations, ...

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Hassell: GDC Judges Need 40-Hour Week (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell Sr. says there are a few general district judges who are not working hard enough. As a result, he has proposed establishing a 40-hour workweek for all the state’s general district judiciary. That proposal ...

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Benefits Are Restored To Victim Of Fatigue (access required)

Aided by a doctor’s videotaped testimony and extensive documentary evidence, a woman suffering chronic-fatigue syndrome convinced her company’s insurance carrier to restore long-term benefits it previously had terminated. The woman, who was employed as an assistant manager for investor relations, ...

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Failure To Nonsuit Prompts Sanctions (access required)

A lawyer who neglected to take a nonsuit for more than one year after acknowledging that he had sued the wrong defendant must pay $1,382 in attorneys’ fees, a Rockingham circuit judge has ruled. In July 2002, the plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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