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Lay Closers Would Be Regulated (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings has proposed a measure which would provide for regulation of both lawyers and non-lawyers in real estate closings. The coalition has been the leader of efforts to ...

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Richmond lawyers get achievement awards (access required)

Richmond litigators Patricia M. Schwarzschild and Anne Marie Whittemore are the winners of the 1996 “Women of Achievement” Awards given by the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. The awards were presented at the MRWBA’s annual holiday luncheon and awards ceremony ...

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Kilgore quits cabinet to run for A.G. (access required)

ROANOKE–Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore has announced his candidacy for attorney general with a pledge to expand Gov. George Allen’s successful criminal justice reforms. “Virginians are overwhelmingly supportive of the steps Governor Allen and I have taken thus far ...

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Jury finds Circuit City discriminated (access required)

Electronics retailer Circuit City systematically discriminated against blacks in promotions at its corporate headquarters, a federal jury found last Monday. The panel found in favor of two plaintiffs, while rejecting a third claim. “We are shocked that the jury could ...

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Discovery Allowed For “Bad Faith” (access required)

A plaintiff suing an insurance company for bad-faith refusal to settle is entitled to discovery of the company’s files, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The case presents a variation in the continuing effort of plaintiffs to discover the records ...

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Attorneys Take Family Law To The Classroom (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor SPOTSYLVANIA–Lovie Mason’s second period class slouched a little less in their chairs last Tuesday. The lawyer at the front of the room was giving them a guarantee. “I guarantee you,” Spotsylvania Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John ...

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