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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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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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Elder abuse and how to prevent it (access required)

NEW YORK–Elder abuse is an ugly topic that no one likes to talk about. When it does happen, the abusers are likely to be family members, most often adult children. Experts have some practical advice about how to avoid it. ...

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Assembly Update for Feb. 26, 1996 (access required)

VSB disbursements to Clients’ fund restricted The Virginia State Bar Council could no longer simply vote to make a disbursement to the VSB’s Clients’ Protection Fund, under a bill passed by the Senate. Senate Bill 458, introduced by Sen. Joseph ...

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News in Brief for 2/26/96 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Fredericksburg attorney Ralph M. Whitticar III has surrendered his license to practice law, effective Feb. 6. Disciplinary charges existed against Whitticar at the time of his surrender, according to the Virginia State Bar. *** Keswick attorney George ...

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Review Granted for February 1996 (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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'Slow plea' halted (access required)

A criminal defendant who was found guilty by a jury could not then change his plea to guilty in order to take the sentencing away from the jury, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first ...

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Accident report fracas surfaces in Richmond (access required)

A discovery dispute that has engaged Tidewater courts in recent months has rolled into Richmond. The dispute is over accident or incident reports filed in personal-injury cases. In a typical auto-accident case, an insurance adjuster investigates and makes a report ...

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