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Theater owner wins injunction to unlock his business (access required)

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The operator of a Blacksburg combination theater-bowling alley and restaurant was allowed back into its building last month after a judge criticized the premises owner’s padlocking the doors amid a rent dispute. The theater company admitted it was behind on ...

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Loan modification lawyer is suspended (access required)

A Fredericksburg attorney agreed to give up her law license for a year after being charged with rule violations in connection with five clients who sought mortgage modification services. Virginia State Bar prosecutors accused Karen M. Kennedy of collecting “nonrefundable” ...

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DIY Discovery (access required)

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An injured plaintiff who conducted his own investigation into the design of a toilet tank lid was barred from using information he received in informal contacts with the toilet manufacturer, a judge has ruled. To allow company employees’ statements as ...

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VSB seeks comment on CLE guidance

The Virginia State Bar is looking for comments on proposed changes to its guidance on requirements for written materials that must accompany continuing legal education programs. The proposed changes are intended to improve the timeliness and quality of written CLE ...

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Carriers have no pre-trial duty to settle (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has resolved a long-simmering split among circuit courts on whether auto accident victims can insist on a good faith settlement offer from their own insurance companies when a wrongdoer cannot cover the damages. Insurance companies ...

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Albo to lobby part-time (access required)

Veteran Virginia Del. Dave Albo, R-Springfield, is joining Williams Mullen to divide his time between lobbying and practicing criminal and traffic law. Albo will join the government relations practice at Williams Mullen this fall, the law firm has announced. He ...

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Ex-prosecutor suspended for 2 years (access required)

A Northern Neck lawyer, hired last year as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney just as client problems were turning into bar complaints, has had his law license suspended for two years by the Virginia State Bar. The suspension for Nicholas “Nick” ...

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