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Scenes from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Ass’n (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association meeting was busting at the seams in Williamsburg. Practically every presentation was standing room only. Executive Director Jack Harris said that about 450 members attended. … The meeting has become so big and successful that ...

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Causation is key to delayed-diagnosis cancer cases (access required)

A man in the late stages of cancer wants help from his lawyer. If his family practitioner had investigated his enlarged prostate, he claims, his chances of surviving the disease would have been much greater. A doctor needs defense advice. ...

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News in Brief for April 8, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Springfield lawyer Robert A. Armstrong II has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar’s Fifth District Committee–Section III. The committee’s order stated that Armstrong had pleaded guilty to petit larceny charges stemming from the taking ...

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Boss not liable for Title VII sex discrimination (access required)

A sheriff cannot be sued in his individual capacity for Title VII sex discrimination, a federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled. The individual liability of supervisors under federal employment laws has been hotly litigated in Virginia’s courts in the past ...

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Appeals Court: Motion to be late must be on time (access required)

A lawyer who files papers with a judge often will tack on a motion to extend the time for filing. For some perpetually tardy lawyers, motions to extend may be a way of life. Apparently too many lawyers have attempted ...

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Townhouse fire victim settles for $8.5M (access required)

An accountant who suffered third-degree burns on more than three-quarters of his body in a townhouse fire has settled his lawsuit against the home’s builder for $8.5 million. The suit alleged that the ninth-largest homebuilder in the country violated the ...

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Retired man can contest imputation (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals will reconsider whether a divorce court may impute income to a 64-year-old retiree at his pre-retirement level when figuring spousal support. On March 22, the appellate court granted a rehearing en banc in Stubblebine v. ...

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Richmond revs up docket (access required)

The Richmond Circuit Court hopes to cut months off the wait for a trial date with its new case-setting policy. The policy, which goes into effect June 1, specifies that any case set for trial at a docket call will ...

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These real, actual, true laws are no (April) foolin' (access required)

Yes, this is our April Fool’s edition. But these laws are no joke. You’ll be surprised at what you can (and can’t) do in the state that keeps criminals from wearing bulletproof vests but lets hospital patients drink beer. The ...

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News in Brief for April 1, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Chesterfield lawyer Francis A. Porter has received a public reprimand from the Third District Committee–Section III of the Virginia State Bar. The agreed-upon disposition issued by the committee cited a failure to communication with a client in ...

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