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Review Granted for January 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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VaREAL's legislative agenda (access required)

The bill to define a real estate settlement as the practice of law is one of eight bills introduced last with the backing of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League. The other proposals would: * impose fiduciary duties on nonlawyer ...

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New limits on Bowman used fast (access required)

The Supreme Court’s curtailment of the controversial Bowman public-policy exception earlier this month has given one employer a quick victory in a sexual-harassment case. A Martinsville Circuit judge ruled Jan. 18 that a secretary cannot sue her employer, a music ...

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Juries give more time than judges (access required)

When a criminal-defense lawyer meets with a client behind bars to discuss strategy, an important topic is whether to seek a bench trial or whether to roll the dice with a jury. That decision often will hinge on certain facts ...

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Deal's failure not due to legal malpractice (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a legal malpractice judgment because the client, a purchaser of commercial real estate, did not prove that his lawyer’s failure to negotiate two critical provisions in the sales contract caused the client’s losses. The ...

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