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Judge approves Virginia Tech settlement

As reported by the AP, Richmond Circuit Judge Theodore J. Markow approved the state’s settlement with most of the families of those killed in the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. The ruling today gives judicial approval to resolution of 24 ...

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Doctor on hold (access required)

The family of a woman who sued a radiologist who failed to get word to her regular doctor about a life-threatening medical condition should have a second chance to try their medical-malpractice against him, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ...

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VACDL mentor program is continuings to grow (access required)

While Virginia criminal defense attorneys struggle with those complicated fee waiver forms and skeptical judges, many of them are taking time out to help their newer colleagues. The Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys reports a surge in applications for ...

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Fire victim sues to get charity funds

After a house fire that took the life of a Blacksburg builder and severely burned his granddaughter, the community passed the hat to help the family. Now, the injured granddaughter is taking the builder’s widow to court, saying that the ...

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Judge Mark Davis headed for federal bench

The US Senate has confirmed Portsmouth chief circuit Judge Mark Davis for a federal district judgeship in Alexandria, according to the AP via WVEC. According to the report, Davis once worked as a lawyer for RMS Titanic Incorporated, the firm ...

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Summer associate pay strong (access required)

The pay and hiring rates for summer associates at major Virginia law firms remain strong and steady, according to an exclusive survey by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Many major law firms are hiring as many or more summer associates in 2008 ...

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