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'Discretion' defined for grant of default judgment (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–A default judgment may seem like an easy way for a plaintiff to coast to victory against a defendant who is slow to respond to a lawsuit. But in the commonwealth, it is not always clear when a party can ...

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Scenes from the Boyd-Graves conference (access required)

Despite two studies since 1990 on Virginia’s appellate jurisdiction, the 1995 Boyd-Graves Conference recommended a new legislative study of appellate capacity. In 1990, a legislative subcommittee basically endorsed the status quo, with primary civil appellate jurisdiction remaining in the Virginia ...

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NOVA Law: UPL change reconciles rule, business reality (access required)

A Baltimore attorney without a Virginia license has a corporate client. The attorney routinely advises the corporation on products liability issues arising around the country. Once in a while the attorney goes to one of the corporation’s offices, located in ...

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Do as we say… Burger could have used a good T & E attorney (access required)

If the cobbler’s children go without shoes, lawyers have their own variation on that theme: A lawyer’s children pay big bucks to “Uncle Sam and Aunt Virginia” when the lawyer dies without a will or with a poor excuse for ...

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Notice of state tort claim needn't pinpoint location (access required)

A notice of a tort claim against the commonwealth need not state the precise location where an injury occurred, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. Instead, a notice that indicates the nature and location of an injury by “a fair ...

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Docs, chiros…together? (access required)

They are not exactly under the same roof, but doctors and chiropractors in Northern Virginia are working together. Lawyers who want chiropractic treatment for their clients but would prefer expert testimony from a medical specialist have somewhere to go. Spine ...

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Going corporate: Know the walk, know the talk (access required)

TYSONS CORNER–Lawyers may decry the transformation of their genteel “profession” into a “mere business.” But lawyers who want work as outside counsel for corporate America need to learn the ways and means of the particular business they seek to represent. ...

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Elder Law Tip: Lawyers must prove need for a guardian (access required)

A lawyer petitioning a court to appoint a guardian for an incompetent person may encounter some unexpected resistance from the judge. And the resistance may be building as more and more abuse is exposed that targets the elderly. Judges read ...

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News in Brief for 11/6/95 (access required)

Alexandria is state’s divorce capitol Alexandria holds the dubious honor of being the state’s divorce capital with a split-up rate that is nearly 2-1/2 times the statewide average, court records show. Rural, midstate Louisa County had the state’s lowest divorce ...

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Lockhart amendments held not retroactive (access required)

Two cases in Roanoke, one federal and one state, have reached opposite conclusions on whether a 1995 statute designed to curtail wrongful discharge claims is retroactive. In the state case, the judge found that the new law was not retroactive, ...

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