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In selecting jurors, smart can be overrated (access required)


Jury selection is about identifying biases, and whenever we think about biases, we need to look at our own biases first. The desire to have a smart jury is es­pecially common among defense teams in civil and criminal trials. It ...

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$500K in legal fees approved in bias case (access required)

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Although a Norfolk federal court gave a hearing-impaired plaintiff only $40,842 in back pay at the end of years of litigation and a two-week jury trial, the trial judge has awarded her legal team nearly a half-million dollars in attorney’s ...

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Chiles suspended 2 years over disputed fee payment (access required)

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A prominent Richmond lawyer has been suspended from practice for two years after the disciplinary board found she violated Virginia ethics rules barring dishonest conduct. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the penalty against Vinceretta T. Chiles on March ...

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Employee’s murder was workplace ‘accident,’ judge rules (access required)


The husband of a woman killed in a horrific 2013 robbery at a Richmond apartment complex had his $100 million wrongful death lawsuit tossed out of court last week because the murder was considered a work-related event. The ruling means ...

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In the ‘Spotlight’ (access required)


For just the second time in his life, Jim Scanlan stood in front of a crowded room and described what it was like to be abused by a Boston priest when he was a teenager. Scanlan told his story during ...

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