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He's had all he can stands, and he can't… (access required)

FALLS CHURCH–Living near a golf course is usually a good thing, but Forrest Hatcher contends that having the Jefferson Golf Course as his next-door neighbor has been a painful and expensive nightmare. Hatcher, 44, said that over the last 20 ...

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EPA loses 200 documents that may contain secrets (access required)

WASHINGTON–It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood spy thriller: Hundreds of confidential documents containing secret formulas for toxic chemicals suddenly disappear from a high-security room at a government agency. Efforts to find them fail and the agency says there’s ...

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To The Editor (access required)

Lawyer blasts VSB’s “regrets” to inmate Dear Editor: Recently I received a “Personal & Confidential” letter from the Virginia State Bar in regard to an inmate complaining that I had never sent him his file. The letter was signed by ...

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"Bad Faith" Letter Pushes Carrier Toward Settlement (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A plaintiff is hurt in an auto accident where liability is clear and damages are $400,000 and easy to prove. The defendant’s policy limits are $250,000, but the carrier refuses to budge from its offer ...

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Law Professors' Book Rates Courtroom Movies (access required)

UCLA law professors Paul Bergman and Michael Asimow have published a movie fan’s guide to sixty-nine courtroom movies. As an immigrant lawyer trained in a civil law country, my initiation into the Anglo-American legal system began with my husband renting ...

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Big Roanoke Firm Rolls Into Richmond (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor They went first to Danville, then to Charlottesville and Washington. Now the Roanoke-based law firm of Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove P.L.C. has opened a fifth office–this one within a block of the state capitol. With ...

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Mom Convicted Of Felony Abduction (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor A Wisconsin woman who withheld her son from his father and fled to Colorado can be convicted in Virginia of felony parental abduction, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first ...

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Lease Guarantors Sued In GDC For More Than $10K (access required)

Guarantors of a commercial lease can be sued in general district court for more than $10,000, a Fairfax General District judge has ruled. The statute establishing civil jurisdiction in general district court provides that in actions of commercial unlawful entry ...

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"Bad Faith" Letter Pushes Carrier Toward Settlement (316518) (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A plaintiff is hurt in an auto accident where liability is clear and damages are $400,000 and easy to prove. The defendant’s policy limits are $250,000, but the carrier refuses to budge from its offer ...

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Lawyers In The News (access required)

A. Lewis Lowery has joined the Fredericksburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney. He was previously employed as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney and has been in general practice in Fredericksburg. *** The judges of the Richmond Circuit Court ...

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