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Moving For Dismissal (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG–The next time you consider filing a “motion to dismiss” a claim in state court, think again. You may want to call it something else. Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy reminded lawyers attending the Virginia Bar Association’s annual ...

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Candidate for Alexandria bench is challenged (access required)

Josie Bowen believes the Alexandria prosecutor who declined to take action against the police officer who killed her brother shouldn’t be appointed a circuit court judge. “I’m praying and I’m begging and I’m pleading that you don’t make this appointment,” ...

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Scenes From The VBA (access required)

TO THE FREEZER. Some 473 Virginia Bar Association members trekked to Williamsburg for the 107th Annual meeting of the group Jan. 16-18. It was cold. How cold? It was so cold that you could turn on the television and hear ...

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Ten To Interview For Stephenson's Seat (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Ten candidates for the pending vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court will interview with the courts of justice committees of both houses of the General Assembly today. Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson Jr. will leave the ...

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Have your say (access required)

If you have some sage advice to add to the political sausage, you can call the General Assembly’s toll-free Constituent Viewpoint hotline: 1-800-889-0229. The hotline is operated by the legislature and is designed to provide citizens the opportunity to express ...

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Expert Can Testify On Causation (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor An accountant should have been allowed to testify that a car dealership’s lost profits were caused by the unexpected departure of its used car manager, the Virginia Supreme Court has held. The court determined that ...

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