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News in Brief for March 4, 1996 (access required)

Attorney liable to title company loses appeal A jury verdict finding a real estate attorney liable to a title company for breach of contract will stand now that the Virginia Supreme Court has refused the lawyer’s appeal. The attorney had ...

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Bar to study if discipline is disparate (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will examine whether all lawyers are treated alike in the disciplinary process, regardless of individual factors such as race, gender, firm size or location. This study follows one of the recommendations from the 1995 audit of ...

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Assembly, court dodge 'day' issue (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has declined to enter the fray over what is a “day.” And the General Assembly has followed suit. Family lawyers and non-custodial parents who have denounced the Court of Appeals’ rule that a “day” is “a ...

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Race summit set for UR (access required)

Just the word “race” can stir up emotions these days. Couple it with “bias” and controversy begins to brew. The Virginia Bar Association hopes to raise awareness of the issue of racial and ethnic bias during a two-day summit that ...

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Assembly Update for March 4, 1996 (access required)

Panel backs legislation allowing pollution lawsuits A Senate committee on Feb. 26 endorsed legislation giving Virginia citizens the right to sue if they can show they could be harmed by state approval of an industrial pollution permit. Virginia is the ...

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