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Lost Life Expectancy Damages Allowed (access required)

A man with prostate cancer can seek damages for “diminished life expectancy” in a medical-malpractice lawsuit, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled on an issue not yet addressed by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The case widens a split in ...

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VSB OKs Web-based Legal Research Program (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council has approved plans to offer all lawyers in the commonwealth free access to an online legal research program. But in doing so, the VSB likely will face an antitrust lawsuit from Geronimo Development Corporation, the ...

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VSB Decries Politics In Judicial Selection (access required)

Joe Condo is angry and frustrated over what he calls “excessive politicization of the process of selecting judges” in Virginia. He took his gripe to the Virginia State Bar Council, which unanimously backed a resolution he authored, calling for merit ...

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Five Pass CLA Exam (access required)

Five candidates from Virginia successfully completed the December 2004 Certified Legal Assistant, or CLA, exam. They are: * Candice R. Benvenuty, Woodbridge * Yvonne S. Berry, Chesterfield * Priscilla Gloria, Virginia Beach * Cindy J. Haggerty-Horne, Bowling Green, and * ...

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