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Contest For High-Court Seat Begins (access required)

Now that Supreme Court Justice A. Christian Compton has made his retirement announcement official (see story, “Justice Compton To Retire“), the game is on for determining who his successor on the court will be. Although one could hear occasional whispers ...

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Virginia on the frontier of the ?Net (access required)

Virginia sometimes gets the rap for being conservative, slow to change, even stodgy. But when it comes to the Internet and the law, the Old Dominion is leading the pack on a number of issues. A by-no-means-comprehensive run-down on some ...

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Supreme Court affirms sanctions against lawyer (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a sanctions award of more than $32,000 against a Richmond lawyer and his law firm. The award was based, among other things, on prosecution of an assigned legal malpractice claim. Under a 1998 ...

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Judges see need for sanctions (access required)

Virginia’s Circuit judges don’t think that monetary sanctions are used often enough to make lawyers behave, according to a new poll just published by the Virginia Bar Association. But this same group indicated that they generally don’t impose sanctions. A ...

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Firm Taken Off Case For Mediator's Past Effort (access required)

A Richmond law firm has been disqualified from continuing representation in a high-profile personal injury case pending in Williamsburg. The reason: One of its partners served as the mediator in a failed effort to resolve the case four months before ...

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Plaintiff Withdraws Appeal On 'Write-Offs' (access required)

Lawyers and judges waiting for an answer from the Supreme Court of Virginia on the “doctors’ write-offs” issue will have to wait a little longer. In September, the high court granted an appeal on the issue, which has split circuit ...

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Lawyer Can't Get Paid Fees Under Chapter 7 (access required)

A lawyer who was representing a Chapter 11 debtor cannot be paid for services rendered after the case is converted to a Chapter 7, a federal bankruptcy judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. Congress amended the fee provisions of the Bankruptcy ...

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Arbitration Agreement Won't Bind The EEOC (access required)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cannot be bound by an agreement to arbitrate disputes between an employee and his employer, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. But the EEOC is curtailed ...

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Fighting 'Abuse' With Preparation (access required)

ROANOKE — Lawyers who have to deal with abusive and obnoxious opponents can try to ignore, persuade or cajole their tormenters. They can wave fancy bar association creeds about “professionalism.” But one veteran attorney had a simpler bit of advice ...

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Scenes From The VADA Annual Meeting (access required)

Stars fell on Roanoke…. The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys rolled to the Hotel Roanoke Oct 7-9 for a star-studded 25th Anniversary celebration in the Star City of the South. Meeting organizers were pleased with the turnout: Some 169 lawyers, ...

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