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Removal bid came too late (access required)


Out-of-state defendants hoping to move a Virginia lawsuit from state to federal court should take careful note of when their 30-day window of opportunity begins, a new court ruling suggests. Even though Virginia law used to start the clock on ...

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PWC bar endorses judge candidates (access required)

Prince William County lawyers have voted on endorsements for a circuit court vacancy and potential district court openings. The Prince William County Bar Association made its choices known in a Dec. 14 letter directed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Judge Lon ...

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ANLIR premium refunds may elude lawyers (access required)

Lawyers once insured by the defunct ANLIR company may have some money coming to them, but they could miss out if their addresses have changed in the last decade or so. A receiver for the one-time malpractice insurer known as ...

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Assembly to consider changes in lawyer discipline (access required)

A plan to eliminate a short-cut for launching lawyer discipline cases will be considered by the Virginia General Assembly. A bill introduced by Senate Majority leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. would carry out recommendations of a bar committee to drop ...

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Legislation studied to address refusal issue (access required)


A key state lawmaker is working on a bill – not yet finalized – to address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires a warrant for most DUI blood tests. The legislative drafting continues even as Virginia courts interpret the ...

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FLSA case settles after spoliation finding (access required)


An overtime pay case has been settled following clashes over alleged spoliation of evidence and a deposition cut short when the defendant business owner walked out. The case involved a plumber who said he regularly worked more than 40 hours ...

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Lawyer loses revocation appeal, faces criminal charges (access required)


A lawyer who faces 10 criminal charges – including felony embezzlement from a client – has lost his bid to overturn revocation of his law license. Bar ethics charges against Jerome D. Ngando included allegations that he threatened defamation lawsuits ...

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DENIED: Trooper can’t sue state under military job protection law (access required)


A federal law designed to protect the civilian jobs of reservists and other military service members does not give Virginia state employees the right to sue over violations, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. The state and its agencies are ...

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Family financial feud moves to circuit court (access required)


A judge is being asked to overturn the decision of an arbitration panel that rejected claims of multiple financial misdeeds leveled against an Alexandria attorney. The daughter of a Northern Virginia businessmen claims she was walled off from the family ...

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Bar proposes revised client protection rules

The Virginia State Bar is seeking comments on a rewrite of the rules for the bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund. The lawyer-funded program reimburses victims of dishonest lawyers. A bar committee reviews and evaluates applications for payments from clients and others ...

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