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News in Brief for 9/25/95 (access required)

Beach named president of clerks’ association David B. Beach, clerk of the Virginia Supreme Court, has become president of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. Beach assumed the office last month when the clerks’ group convened in San Antonio ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (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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Sample dispute clause (access required)

10. Mediation / Arbitration 10.1 In order to expedite the prompt resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim (hereafter referred to as “dispute”) which may arise under this agreement, the parties mutually agree that the procedure set forth below will ...

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Carpal comp rests on when symptoms arose (access required)

Workers’ compensation coverage for carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion conditions depends on whether symptoms arise suddenly or over time, under a Court of Appeals decision issued last week. Although the Supreme Court has denied compensation for repetitive trauma ...

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Koontz won't hear appeal (access required)

The dissent by then-Judge Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. in the workers’ comp case of McCutchan may provide cold comfort for employers. Koontz’s dissent disavowed the line of post-Piedmont cases recognizing carpal tunnel as an occupational disease. But his vote on ...

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Sentencing options are multiplying (access required)

Criminal-defense lawyers can offer new sentencing alternatives to some of their convicted clients under statutory changes that went into effect July 1. Defense lawyers must come up with a sentencing plan for plea negotiations or for a hearing, and “we ...

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