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'75 Largest' Survey Is Presented (access required)

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its 14th annual survey of the “Largest Law Firms in Virginia.” In previous years, we highlighted the 50 largest firms in the commonwealth; this year, we expanded the survey to ...

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U.Va. Law Students Hear Back-To-Back Justices (access required)

Law students at the University of Virginia got a double dose of the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, when two justices – Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist – appeared at the U.Va. ...

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VTLA Service Award Is Given To Judge Cacheris (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association presented its Distinguished Service Award to Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris March 29 at the group’s annual convention. He was nominated for the award, noted the VTLA, for “the courage, integrity and compassion ...

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Lender Trumps Landlord Who Failed To File UCC-1 (access required)

A commercial lender that filed a financing statement perfecting its security interest in the crops of a tenant farmer takes priority over the landlord who owns the property, a Richmond federal judge has ruled. The scenario in the case is ...

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Maryland Landlord Needs A 'Resident' Agent For Suit (access required)

A Maryland-based landlord company cannot proceed in its suit against a tenant that moved out and allegedly broke its lease because it failed to maintain a “resident agent” filing in the Fairfax Circuit Court records, a judge of that court ...

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Contract Suit Not Barred By Prior Fraud Lawsuit (access required)

Even though a woman who loaned money to real estate speculators lost on her fraud lawsuit against them, she still may bring a breach of contract lawsuit arising from the same deal gone bad, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ...

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Associate Can't Be Sued By Ex-Client (access required)

Even though she was not a named plaintiff in a prior lawsuit by her law firm to collect fees from a non-paying client, an associate cannot be sued by the client in a later malpractice case, a Richmond circuit judge ...

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McClanahan tapped for appeals court (access required)

The General Assembly elected Chief Deputy Attorney General Elizabeth A. McClanahan to a seat on the Virginia Court of Appeals last Wednesday. She will fill the opening created on the intermediate court when Judge G. Steven Agee was elevated to ...

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Grey Backed For ABA President-Elect (access required)

Richmond lawyer Robert J. Grey Jr. last Monday was nominated to become President-elect of the American Bar Association this August. He will become President in August 2004. Grey’s nomination, made at the ABA’s midyear meeting in Seattle, culminates five years ...

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Carrico Emphasizes Pro Bono (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG – Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico retired from the Supreme Court of Virginia on Jan. 31 after 42 years of service. And on Jan. 16, he gave one of his last public speeches as chief when he was the ...

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