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Smith files for VSB race (access required)

Richmond attorney Michael W. Smith has become the first and, so far, only candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 1994-95 term. Smith, 49, does not have specific goals for a possible presidency, he said. Rather, he ...

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Misdiagnosis yields $1M (access required)

A Suffolk jury has awarded $1 million to a woman who suffered osteoporosis after her doctor misdiagnosed her with Lupus and placed her on steroids. The woman experienced a 40 percent loss of bone density, suffered numerous compression fractures and ...

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Practice tip: Adding spice to direct (access required)

Picture a great lawyer examining a witness. Whether you pictured Perry Mason, F. Lee Bailey, or perhaps yourself, you probably pictured a lawyer grilling an adverse witness who was sweating bullets and eventually blurted out the truth – not a ...

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New layer put on rape shield (access required)

Even though a defendant’s proffered evidence of a rape victim’s past sexual history did not meet one of the specific exceptions to the “rape shield” statute, the Virginia Court of Appeals has reversed the rape conviction to allow him to ...

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Head injury nets $3.5M from Navy (access required)

A woman injured in an automobile accident has obtained a $3.5 million verdict in federal court in Norfolk. The 27-year-old mother of three suffered multiple injuries, including head injury and post-traumatic epilepsy, after her collision with a U.S. Navy van. ...

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