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Three recommended for two judgeships

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Bar Association has endorsed two attorneys for an expected circuit court vacancy and one for general district court. The circuit court seat now belongs to retiring Judge James Lane. Judge William Heatwole is retiring from the district ...

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‘A new standard of liability’ in Virginia? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...

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Judge Glen Williams dead at 92

Retired U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams of Jonesville died Sunday at the age of 92, various sources report. Judge Williams had served on the federal bench for 34 on the district court bench. He was appointed by President Gerald ...

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UIM carrier escapes summary judgment (access required)

An inadvertent notation on bankruptcy petitions may have tripped up a car-crash defendant, but the victim’s underinsured motorist carrier is not bound by the resulting summary judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Nov. 1 decision in Transportation Insur. Co. ...

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