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'Attraction' Theory Nets Motel Rape Settlement (access required)

A Charlottesville attorney has used a relatively untested premises liability theory to mediate a $540,000 settlement for his client, a woman raped in her Albemarle County hotel room. The legal argument was based on the “attraction” theory of premises liability-the ...

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West Touts New Annotated Code (access required)

When it comes to an annotated state code, Virginia lawyers now have a choice. At an Oct. 23 luncheon for lawyers and librarians at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, the West Group debuted its new Annotated Code of Virginia, bringing ...

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Rehnquist: Put An End To Diversity Jurisdiction (access required)

In U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s view, the most effective way to reduce the ever-increasing caseload in all federal courts is to eliminate diversity-jurisdiction cases in federal district courts. Rehnquist conceded, however, that anticipated opposition by his colleagues on ...

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Law-Firm Pay Stable Despite Economic Woes (access required)

Despite the ongoing dot-com bust, a skittish stock market and the events of Sept. 11, hiring at many of Virginia’s largest law firms remains steady. Recruiters at large firms throughout the state say that hiring has proceeded apace, bolstered in ...

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Law Schools (access required)

Interview preparation, say law-school career counselors, is critical to landing that big-firm job you’ve been coveting. Smile. Shake hands. Look the interviewer in the eye. Don’t fidget. Ask questions of your own. Soon, however, counselors may have to teach another ...

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