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Fairfax eases time standards (access required)

The state’s largest circuit is taking a step back from the Judicial Council’s Time Standards, according to Fairfax circuit Chief Judge Richard J. Jamborsky. The reason? Not a saturated docket, but the state’s one-year service of process rule, which allows ...

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Malpractice claim allowed by third party (access required)

The sole stockholder of a company that hired an accounting firm to audit its books may sue for professional malpractice as a third-party beneficiary, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. While the stockholder could not sue the accounting firm for ...

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Practice Tip: A new twist to non-competes (access required)

By Robert SmithMidford, News Editor Virginia courts have traditionally eyed non-compete agreements with suspicion, often striking them down as restrictions on trade. Focusing on solicitation, not competition, may provide employers a way around a court’s disfavor. Typically, non-compete agreements prohibit ...

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