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The Empty Chair (access required)

Empty Chair in an Interrogation Room

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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… And here’s to you, Michael Robinson (access required)

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Tysons Corner lawyer Michael W. Robinson became the 78th president of the Virginia State Bar last weekend at the VSB Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach. Robinson won a rare three-way contest for VSB president-elect in 2014 when he outpolled both ...

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‘Gray Divorce’ (access required)

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Baby boomers may remember when Elvis sang, “I’ve got a lot o’ living to do.” Lately, many aging boomers relate to that old song – and start thinking about divorce – when their children leave the house. Longer lifetimes mean ...

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Victim’s mother backs Huguely’s version of fatal encounter (access required)

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The mother of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia lacrosse player who died in 2010 after a scuffle with former boyfriend George Huguely V, is endorsing his version of events in a legal filing. Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, cites facts ...

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Portsmouth lawyer suspended for 18 months (access required)

A lawyer who once counted the Portsmouth mayor among his clients has agreed to put his practice on hold for 18 months to resolve ethics charges with the Virginia State Bar. Michael J. Massie’s law office in Portsmouth settled five ...

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