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Supreme Court nixes changes in lawyer ad rules (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.” With amended advertising rules ...

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Roanoke’s Judge Apgar to retire

Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan M. Apgar has announced he will retire in the spring. In a letter to Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser, Apgar said he will retire effective April 1, at the end of his current term. Formerly ...

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Court revives medical malpractice claim (access required)

A medical malpractice survival action arose from the same “cause of action” as a previously nonsuited wrongful death claim, so the statute of limitations does not bar the new lawsuit, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The decision reverses the trial ...

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