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Loudoun's Zimmerman Gets VSB G.P. Award (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Leesburg attorney Eric Zimmerman was awarded the Virginia State Bar’s Tradition of Excellence Award at the VSB Annual Meeting June 19. The award is presented annually by the VSB General Practice Section to an attorney who has ...

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New Cases On 'Write-Offs' Split 2-3 (access required)

The fight over doctors’ write-offs continues. The issue, as always, is one of damages. An injured plaintiff goes to a health care provider and receives medical attention. The provider, thanks to a prior arrangement with an insurance company, a health ...

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Use of AOL Account Gives Jurisdiction (access required)

A Texas couple who posted allegedly libelous messages to an Internet newsgroup using their America Online account can be sued in Virginia, a federal judge in Alexandria has ruled in a case of first impression. The couple posted a message ...

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Rapist gets mental exam (access required)

A defendant convicted of rape is entitled to a mental evaluation before sentencing, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. Where the exam was denied, the conviction of a defendantwho was given a life term for the crimewas remanded ...

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Doctors? write-offs issue debated (access required)

The question of how to factor doctors’ write-offs in personal injury cases isor is notgoverned by the collateral source rule in Virginia, depending on whether you listen to a plaintiff’s lawyer or a defense attorney. Two of Virginia’s most able ...

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