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Gov. Allen's '95 budget stiffs VSB (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s uphill climb for relief from budget restrictions became a little steeper last week with the release of Gov. George F. Allen’s proposed budget for 1995-96. The 1994 General Assembly imposed a freeze on dues and staffing ...

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One strike and you're in (access required)

A common criminal defense motion used to preserve an appeal based on insufficient evidence may not be necessary, according to a Court of Appeals ruling. By a 2-1 vote, the judges held that a renewed motion to strike is not ...

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Plaintiffs gain leverage with UIM ruling (access required)

Plaintiffs’ attorneys may gain new leverage with underinsured motorist carriers under a Fredericksburg Circuit Court bench ruling that has sent ripples throughout the auto-accident bar. The holding: Once a liability insurance carrier tenders the limits of its policy, it no ...

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Carrier tenders limits, walks away (access required)

An automobile liability carrier that tenders policy limits can be relieved of its duty to defend an automobile accident case, a Fredericksburg circuit judge has ruled. A 1988 amendment to Virginia’s uninsured motorist insurance law creates a statutory right allowing ...

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