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Man who drank, took Tylenol scores $8.8M (access required)

A former White House aide has been awarded $8.8 million due to a toxic reaction between Tylenol and alcohol that damaged his liver, according to a Trial Report submitted by the aide’s attorney. The case sets the record for the ...

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Lawyer could offer title policy (access required)

Real estate lawyers who own title agencies could continue offering title insurance to their clients as long as they do not act as title agents themselves, under a proposed legal ethics opinion drafted by the Virginia State Bar’s Real Property ...

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Policy limits restrict prejudgment interest (access required)

Insurance carriers do not have to pay prejudgment interest beyond policy limits, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The case reverses a Circuit Court ruling from Pulaski that held that the carriers in an auto accident case could be forced ...

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Licenses at risk for non-support (access required)

Attorneys have a new weapon to use against parents who fall seriously behind in child support payments: If the lagging parent is a licensed professional, the license is on the line. Lawyers are among the professional groups targeted by the ...

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VSB can seek $45 hike in lawyer's annual dues (access required)

CHANTILLY–Virginia State Bar officers have the green light to seek a dues increase of as much as $45 next year as part of a long-range plan approved by the VSB Council Oct. 21. Council members approved both the long-range plan ...

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Job-seekers should consider small, mid-sized law firms (access required)

New lawyers can find jobs at small- and medium-sized firms in Virginia–if they keep an eye on firms that may not hire every year or if they are open to practicing law in smaller communities. Several firms contacted by Virginia ...

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Guardians ad litem now must clear CLE hurdle (access required)

Service as a guardian ad litem in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court is a staple of many family law practices. But even experienced lawyers will not be eligible for GAL appointments after Jan. 1 unless they complete a seven-hour basic ...

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New lawyer hiring flat, salaries hit a plateau (access required)

The good news for new lawyers seeking employment at large law firms is that the market probably will not get worse. The bad news is that it probably will not get better soon. After frantic hiring in the late 1980s ...

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Three voluntary bars dispute VSB dues hike (access required)

Three of the four largest statewide voluntary bar groups have a pointed question for the Virginia State Bar: Does the VSB really need to hike lawyers’ bar dues by $65 over the next five years? The trio–the Virginia Bar Association, ...

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New ethics code unveiled (access required)

Virginia attorneys may be playing by new rules in coming years, under a major reworking of Virginia’s Code of Professional Responsibility that will be presented to the Virginia State Bar Council when it meets this week. The proposal is a ...

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