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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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Battle expected here in wake of Massachusetts gay-marriage case (access required)

A pending ruling on gay marriage from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is likely to prompt an immediate fight in Virginia’s courts, experts say. Several gay couples are challenging the Bay State’s constitutional prohibition against marriage between partners of the ...

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Carriers Settle After Declaratory Actions Fall Short (access required)

A car-crash plaintiff settled her case for $3.4 million after beating back two declaratory-judgment actions filed by the defendants’ insurance carriers. In the first action, a federal judge ruled that an exclusion to coverage violated the state’s Omnibus Clause, Virginia ...

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Lawyer Sues JIRC Over FOIA Dispute (access required)

A Norfolk lawyer is suing the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, claiming that the JIRC has violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by refusing to provide an advisory opinion the commission may have issued to a Norfolk circuit judge. ...

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Carriers Settle After Dec Actions Fall Short (access required)

A car-crash plaintiff settled her case for $3.4 million after beating back two declaratory-judgment actions filed by the defendants’ insurance carriers. In the first action, a federal judge ruled that an exclusion to coverage violated the state’s Omnibus Clause, Virginia ...

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Former Client Of Law Firm Hit With $769K Judgment (access required)

An arbitrator has awarded $769,124, including $100,000 in punitive damages, to a law firm that sued its former client for unpaid legal fees. The former client hired the firm to defend her in a suit brought by her previous employer. ...

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'Whistle-blowing' CFO Has Hearing In Roanoke (access required)

The first test nationwide of the new federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act is taking place in Roanoke, according to the administrative law judge hearing the case. In the case, the former chief financial officer of a bank holding company contends that he ...

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Law Firm Sues For Unpaid Fees (access required)

An arbitrator has awarded $769,124, including $100,000 in punitive damages, to a law firm that sued its former client for unpaid legal fees. The former client hired the firm to defend her in a suit brought by her previous employer. ...

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Beach judge to seek juries in DUI cases (access required)

Apparently reacting to a spate of well-publicized drunken driving incidents in Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. has announced that he will set aside certain DUI cases to be heard by a jury. An Aug. 14 ...

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4% Sales Tax On Legal Services Is Proposed (access required)

As part of a package that would overhaul the state’s tax code, a legislative commission has proposed a 4 percent tax on legal services, which are currently exempt from taxes. If passed, law offices presumably would have to establish procedures ...

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