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Deal's failure not due to legal malpractice (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a legal malpractice judgment because the client, a purchaser of commercial real estate, did not prove that his lawyer’s failure to negotiate two critical provisions in the sales contract caused the client’s losses. The ...

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VSB dues won't drop this year (access required)

Virginia lawyers will have to wait a little longer for lower bar dues. The General Assembly apparently will not impose a dues cut on the Virginia State Bar this year. The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission recommended several legislative ...

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Statute required for Bowman claim (access required)

A repairman who was fired because he refused to fix a car in a manner he considered unsafe cannot sue under the Bowman public-policy exception, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The repairman failed to identify a statute establishing a ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 15, 1996 (access required)

Rule would require arrests in domestic violence Police officers in Virginia will be required to arrest the primary aggressor in domestic violence cases if legislation endorsed by a state group becomes law. The Commission on Family Violence Prevention recommended the ...

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They gotta believe: Getting jurors on your side (access required)

Being believed by jurors is not always easy. Credibility does not reside simply in your honest smile, believable voice and trustworthy demeanor. Even with all three working in your favor, jurors don’t automatically believe you. Though jurors may not believe ...

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