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$2.75M verdict stands despite jury’s media exposure (access required)

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Even though jurors heard about earlier legal problems for a Leb­anon doctor defending a medical malpractice case, the jury’s $2.75 million verdict will be allowed to stand, a federal judge in Abingdon has ruled. The trial against Dr. Dwight L. ...

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Injunction denied over noncompete (access required)

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In a court battle between compet­ing hair replacement businesses, a federal judge has refused to bar a departed staffer from competing with her former employer while the case plays out. In the case, the judge openly ques­tioned whether claimed “trade ...

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Harmless error rule allows use of ‘de facto will’ (access required)

Last Will and Testament FEA

Virginia lawyers have had a tool to validate wills that fail to meet the strict requirements of authentic­ity for almost nine years. Lawyers report increasing use of what has been called the “harmless error rule” for wills that don’t quite ...

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