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LWUSA wins press award (access required)

Lawyers Weekly USA has won an award for “Best News Story of 1995” from the National Association of Business Press Editors. The top honors went to an article that broke the story that Congress was planning to tax punitive damages ...

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Check retirement plan now, avoid trouble later (access required)

If your business clients haven’t taken a look at the company pension or retirement plan recently, they should. If you haven’t taken a look at your law firm’s plan recently, you should. Here’s a hypothetical that demonstrates why. In the ...

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Group seeks to make Metro D.C. world's Internet capital (access required)

BALTIMORE (AP) When software millionaire Mario Morino looks at the Baltimore-Washington area and Northern Virginia, he sees a gold mine. “No other region in the world is as well positioned as this one to be the center of Internet-based business ...

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Regent law school gets full ABA accreditation (access required)

ORLANDO – The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted last Tuesday to give full accreditation to the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach. Regent law school gets full ABA accreditation The law school, which was formed 10 ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 12, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Rodolfo Cejas II, formerly of Hampton Roads and now living in Baltimore, has received a public reprimand from the VSB Disciplinary Board. The board’s order states that the VSB and Cejas reached an agreed disposition in three ...

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Remarriage justifies change in support (access required)

Even though the parties had a consent decree in which neither paid the other child support, a wife’s remarriage justifies a child support award to the husband, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The positive economic impact of a ...

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Negligent retention suit nixed in Norfolk (access required)

A waitress who endured alleged sexual remarks and a rape threat from a busboy cannot sue the restaurant for negligent retention, a federal judge in Norfolk has ruled. And although she had to quit her job after her alleged complaints ...

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No public records on Internet (access required)

A Virginia Circuit Court clerk may not make public records available on the Internet, according to Attorney General James S. Gilmore III. That vast smorgasbord known as the Internet will not be serving up samples of Virginia land records, judgment ...

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Evidence gone, man must exclude other possibilities (access required)

A truck passenger scalded by hot radiator fluid cannot recover for negligent installation of the truck’s radiator hose if he cannot produce the truck and cannot negate all other theories of the accident, a federal judge in Big Stone Gap ...

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Research Box: Spoliation (access required)

Bolling v. Montgomery Ward & Co. can be added to the list of state and federal spoliation-related cases that have arisen in recent years. State courts: Gentry v. Toyota Motor Corp. The Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a woman’s products liability ...

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