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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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Employment Claims May Require New Tack (access required)

FREDERICKSBURG — The “explosion” in employment-related liability claims in the past 10 years or so has led the insurance industry to respond with a new products for employers — employment practices liability insurance, or EPLI. And though EPLI coverage may ...

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VADA Is Celebrating 25 Years (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys will be celebrating its 25th annual meeting this coming weekend in Roanoke. The VADA’s three-day program, entitled “Defending the Next 25 Years: VADA Looks Back and Looks Forward,” will be held at the Hotel ...

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Sanctions Of $251K Assessed In Fairfax (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit judge has sanctioned a McLean landlord for over $251,000 for asserting “groundless defenses and counterclaims” in a commercial real estate dispute. The case provides one of the largest sanctions awards ever meted out under Virginia Code Sect. ...

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