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Review of stock interrogatories pays dividends for trial lawyers (access required)

Consider this scenario. After interviewing a client, a plaintiff’s lawyer drafts a motion for judgment, then pulls out her dog-eared stock interrogatories and tacks on a set to the pleading. The whole package is filed with the court, the defendant ...

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Lawyers' former foe not biased as arbitrator (access required)

An arbitrator who was an adversary to a party’s counsel was not biased toward that party, a Washington, D.C., appeals court has confirmed. In an unusual twist, the opposing party’s counsel claimed on appeal that an arbitrator exhibited “evident partiality” ...

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News in Brief for 10/16/95 (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court to take habeas petitions in death cases The Supreme Court has issued rules setting out a 60-day deadline for a death-row inmate to file a habeas corpus petition. A habeas petition would have to be filed within ...

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News in Brief for 10/9/95 (access required)

Judges changes his mind on sexual-harassment sanctions As reported in this newspaper on Aug. 21, 1995, Judge Richard L. Williams issued the first opinion in the country interpreting a newly amended Federal Rule of Evidence, according to Virginia lawyers. In ...

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'Strict liability' for harassment reversed (access required)

An employer should not be held liable for sexual harassment for the “isolated but offensive” conduct of a worker, so long as it takes prompt corrective action, the en banc 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The 4th ...

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OSHA regs can show duty of care (access required)

A power company can use OSHA regulations to show the duty of care a worker on a crane should exercise for his own safety, a Norfolk Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. But the power ...

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Represent child as you would adult, judge says (access required)

An attorney representing a child in a criminal case needs to remember to act as an advocate, not a guardian, according to Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Kimberly B. O’Donnell. The lawyer’s job is not to look out for ...

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Lawyer's estate gets double fees (access required)

For six years, a Southwest Virginia bankruptcy attorney was in and out of courtrooms on behalf of his client, a destitute coal miner. The lawyer continually urged the court to keep the case on its docket while the coal miner ...

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Lawyers Weekly seeks a CEO (access required)

Lawyers Weekly Publications, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, is looking for a CEO who is capable of continuing the solid growth of this Massachusetts-based company. The founder/CEO, J. Edward Pawlick, would like to retire. A candidate would have ...

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Assembly could halt collection by escheat (access required)

Although the doctrine of escheat may exist as only a distant memory from a five-minute discussion in first-year property class for some attorneys, the legal process is used with some frequency in Virginia. In fiscal year 1994, 599 parcels were ...

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