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A Richmond street scene

I was walking down Main Street in Richmond one sunny lunchtime about a week ago. It was one of those Richmond-in-June days…humid, temp around 80, not bad but you know it’s going to get ugly before long. Standing in line ...

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Webb pushes criminal justice reforms

Seeking reform of the entire criminal justice system, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., testified yesterday that the current system is a national disgrace, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

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Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, a major donor to the Obama campaign, has been rewarded with the ambassadorship to Switzerland, reports The Washington Times.

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Plaintiff can ‘stack’ UM/UIM coverage (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last Thursday that a girl badly injured in a car wreck can “stack” the uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage in her father’s auto policy, increasing the potential amount of money available for her injury. In the ...

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Plaintiff can ’stack’ UM/UIM

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled yesterday that a girl badly injured in a car wreck can “stack” the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in her father’s auto policy, increasing the potential amount of money available for her injury. In the case, ...

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Gregory, Alston, Scott to headline ODBA confab (access required)

The Old Dominion Bar Association will have an all-star lineup of speakers during the meals at its upcoming annual conference May 28-31 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland: • Judge Roger D. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Criminal Procedure – Appeal – Indispensable Party (access required)

In this case involving a misdemeanor conviction under a local ordinance, the appellant failed to name the City of Virginia Beach, an indispensable party, in his notice of appeal. The court therefore has no jurisdiction to hear the appeal and ...

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Presenting the ‘Largest Law Firms’ for 2009 (access required)

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey is contained in a magazine-style insert. As in years past, the survey provides a ranking of the top 75 law firms in the ...

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