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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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Coalition Disputes VSB Survey Of States (access required)

Forty-nine states have no prohibition on non-lawyer settlements, according to a report released by the Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings. The coalition’s report contradicts a study submitted by the Virginia State Bar last month showing that a number ...

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Christian nurse uses Title VII (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief An evangelical Christian nurse was allowed to go forward on her religious discrimination claim against her boss and her employer, under a ruling from a federal judge in Alexandria. The woman claimed that her ...

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