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Bar trips could get high court scrutiny

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Supreme Court of Virginia will review recommendations from a study panel considering the future of overseas legal seminars organized by the Virginia State Bar. The study – now underway – was sparked by criticism arising from ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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Lawyer goes 1 for 2 on sanctions motions

A lawyer who challenged an agreement between a town government and a local restaurant avoided one request for sanctions but was hit with a $1,000 penalty on a second motion. Rappahannock County lawyer David Konick claimed there was a conflict ...

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