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Giving a holiday gift to (not from) the heart (access required)

Editor’s Note: No, Lawyers Weekly has not turned into McCall’s — you won’t find any sweater patterns in the back of this issue. But we know that lawyers attend (and hold) as many holiday parties as anyone else, and we ...

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News in Brief for 12/18/95 (access required)

Clinton nominates Jones for federal bench President Clinton last week nominated Bristol lawyer James P. Jones to serve as a U.S. District judge in Virginia’s Western District. Jones, who was recommended by Sen. Charles S. Robb in August, would succeed ...

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$10M award to trucker's son tops 1995 Trial Reports (access required)

According to Trial Reports submitted to Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Virginia’s highest verdict in 1995 came when a Richmond jury awarded $10 million to a young boy seriously injured while accompanying his trucker father on an interstate haul. Details of 1995’s ...

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To copy or not to copy? Answering client questions (access required)

Guest Column by Ian D. Titley One morning, a client walks nervously into your office and hands you a photocopy of a newspaper article. At the top of the page is the following copyright notice: c 1995 ACME Newspaper, Inc. ...

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SEPs to PSPs: Wading through the alphabet soup of financial planning (access required)

By Robert J. Fischer Law firms come in all sizes — from the very, very large firms like McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, which employs more than 300 lawyers, to the hundreds of smaller law firms that employee one, two ...

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News in Brief for 12/11/95 (access required)

Faster divorces make Alexandria a preferred venue ALEXANDRIA–Couples seeking uncontested divorces are flooding the city’s Circuit Court, where judges have streamlined the process for untying the knot. In many uncontested cases, judges grant divorces in weeks, or even days, after ...

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The Popular Opinions of 1995 (access required)

Below you will find a listing of all the “Popular Opinions” that appeared in Virginia Lawyers Weekly during 1995. Each year, we digest literally thousands of opinions from Virginia’s state and federal courts. The “Popular Opinions” column is compiled by ...

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Top 20 Popular Opinions (access required)

Here, in descending order, are the Top 20 most-ordered “Popular Opinions” for 1995. These are opinions most frequently ordered by readers from Virginia Lawyers Weekly. For copies of these and any other cases digested in the newspaper, please call our ...

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Treating doctors need not do 'expert report' (access required)

A plaintiff’s treating physician need not file an “expert written report” under the federal rules, unless the plaintiff’s attorney referred him to the doctor, a federal magistrate judge in Norfolk has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. “Expert ...

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News Analysis: 1995's top legal stories (access required)

1995 will be remembered, among other things, as the year criminal-defense lawyers in Virginia tried to beat DUI charges on constitutional grounds. It also will be remembered as a year when: * the Court of Appeals defined a “day” for ...

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