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Number 5 for Sands

Richmond lawyer Randy Wimbish became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys last month at the group’s annual meeting in Williamsburg. With Wimbish at the helm of the defense bar, his firm, Sands Anderson, now shares bragging rights for ...

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Law Foundation taps 30 for Class of 2016

The Virginia Law Foundation has announced its 2016 Class of Fellows. Each year the Foundation recognizes a group of Virginia lawyers, law professors and retired judges for their legal excellence and community involvement. The 30 members of the 2016 Class ...

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Norfolk judge OKs negligent supervision claim (access required)

Electrical boxes

A cleaning company employee who was electrocuted while wiping down an electric junction box can bring a negligent supervision claim against an electrical repair company, a Norfolk circuit judge has ruled. Norfolk remains one of the few jurisdictions in Virginia ...

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VADA evens score in annual golf tourney

It was quite an afternoon for golf in suburban Richmond – pleasant, neither hot nor cold, a little sunny until the clouds showed up, clear until those clouds reached the bursting point and rain came along. What it was, was ...

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Definest list you’d ever want

The Internet is a great source of humor, although it’s sometimes hard to tell exactly the source or author of the jokes. Go on Twitter and you’ll find a whole series of tweets, many laugh-out-loud funny, under the hashtags #newdefinitions, ...

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Talkin’ baseball (2015 edition)

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the cosmic connection between law and baseball remains in place. Here’s a round-up, with stories and some material courtesy of the Associated Press, of activity across America’s ballparks. GOT YOUR ...

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Criminal law, and a dog named Guinness

Here’s something you don’t see all too often – a “dangerous dog” case. That’s a proceeding under Virginia Code § 3.2-6540, in which the commonwealth seeks to have a dog declared dangerous if it attacked or bit someone. If adjudicated, ...

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Another 10 ways to guarantee your press release is toast (access required)

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Lawyers and law firms have news, and journalists – print, broadcast and online – are always looking for news. It’s a classic. Seems like an easy combination to put together, right? The simple press release is one of the tried-and-true ...

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Straight from the headlines

It’s been a busy, busy week with people committing news right and left… Not smarter than the average bear The Las Vegas Sun website published a breaking news alert from the Associated Press last week: “New York Yankees Hall of ...

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