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

CarCrash - FEA

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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Numbers drop for February bar exam (access required)

Only 361 candidates completed the February Virginia bar exam this year, a steep drop in applicants after a steady decline over four years. Last year, 458 candidates completed the February exam. Previous years saw 484, 547 and 564 attendees. Of ...

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Former bar leader surrenders license (access required)

A Fairfax lawyer who once chaired the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar has given up his law license in the face of allegations related to mishandling of client money. Warren W. McLain agreed to disbarment April 20 ...

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Lawyer was victim of alleged $200K embezzlement (access required)

A Fredericksburg lawyer has accepted a public admonition for lapses that allowed a trusted office staffer allegedly to make off with more than $200,000 from the lawyer’s trust account. H. Glenn Goodpasture deposited more than $227,000 of his personal money ...

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