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Lacy provides guidance on economic-loss rule (access required)

HOT SPRINGS – Catcher/philosopher Yogi Berra once said that you can observe a lot just by watching. Well, you can observe a lot just by listening too, especially if the speaker is Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy of the Virginia Supreme ...

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Blood-slinging states emotional distress claim (access required)

A man who had blood thrown on him after stepping into a fight can sue for intentional infliction of emotional distress, a Circuit judge in Alexandria ruled last Wednesday. The blood, according to the motion for judgment, was infected with ...

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Scenes from the VBA's Summer Meeting (access required)

July…the Homestead…ponies and golf…lots o’ lawyers…must be the VBA’s summer do… Moral and financial support. Attorney General Jim Gilmore greeted attendees of the black-tie banquet and thanked the VBA for its $1,000 donation to the cause of helping prevent church ...

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News in Brief for July 29, 1996 (access required)

Jones is confirmed for Western District After 16 years of waiting, Bristol attorney James P. Jones finally will get to be a federal judge. On July 18, the Senate confirmed Jones as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District. ...

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Review Granted (access required)

July 29, 1996 Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful petition ...

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An Achilles' heel for all noncompetes? (access required)

The Reynolds & Reynolds case above likely will send lawyers of employees and employers scrambling in opposite directions. Employees’ lawyers may find in the holding ammunition to help fight any noncompete covenant for lack of mutuality. Very often, an employee ...

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Hurt tenant sues complex after threats (access required)

Duty to protect arose An injured tenant can sue an apartment complex after a manager heard specific threats and failed to protect her from an assault by another tenant, a Virginia Beach Circuit judge has ruled. Landlords in Virginia generally ...

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Woman hit in racing pit sets Augusta p.i. record (access required)

BY Patricia Flatley, Assistant Editor In what is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict ever in Augusta County, a jury has awarded $250,000 to a woman hit by a trailer in the pit area of a racetrack. The ...

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Trailer owner can't strip lien, pay market value (access required)

A mobile-home owner cannot “strip down” the amount he owes on the trailer in a Chapter 13 plan and leave the lender’s loan secured to the amount of fair market value, a federal judge in Lynchburg has ruled. Too many ...

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Fairfax now biggest and fastest circuit (access required)

The joint is jumpin’ in Fairfax. Not only is Fairfax Circuit Court the state’s busiest trial court, it is also the fastest, according to statistics compiled in the just-released 1995 State of the Judiciary Report. Fairfax’s case-tracking system, which includes ...

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