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Eastern District plays game by its own rules (access required)

ARLINGTON–Knowing the local rules is critical to survival in the Eastern District, said U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry R. Poretz, who sits in Alexandria. “When attorneys who do not practice in this court appear before us, and they are unaware of ...

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Expert advice: Judges hammer home basics (access required)

Lawyers who practice family law may wish they could read a judge’s mind like the turban-clad Johnny Carson as “the amazing Carnac.” But most have not had much luck. In lieu of mind reading, family lawyers got an opportunity to ...

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Book Review (access required)

Summer’s coming, so it must be time for the annual product of the John Grisham legal-bestseller grinder. And Big John, now a part-time Charlottesville resident, has been a bit erratic lately. You say you hated 1993’s The Client, finding it ...

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Golf Guide: Burner Bubble v. Big Bertha (access required)

Two of golf’s heavyweights are gearing up for a rematch. Callaway Golf has been the industry leader since the original Big Bertha oversized metalwoods hit the market four years ago. Today, the success of all new products is measured against ...

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News in Brief for May 8, 1995 (access required)

Roanoke opinion rejects DUI double jeopardy Virginia’s DUI license suspension statute does not create double jeopardy, a Roanoke General District judge has ruled. Judge William D. Broadhurst, sitting in the city of Roanoke, joined the majority of GDC judges who ...

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Cyclical stocks attractive in strong economy (access required)

The ups and downs of the economy tend to affect some industries more than others. The construction, chemical, paper, steel and automobile industries, among others, generally perform very well when times are good and poorly when times are hard. We ...

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News in Brief for May 1, 1995 (access required)

Lawyer can sue bank for trust account mistake A lawyer can sue his bank if the bank errs in handling the lawyer’s trust account, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The lawyer need not rely on his client to bring ...

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Contrib can be defense to legal malpractice (access required)

A lawyer sued for malpractice can raise the client’s contributory negligence as a defense, the Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. The ruling overturned a $2.4 million verdict against a firm that allegedly mischaracterized a client’s ...

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Lesbian denied custody (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has denied custody of a three-year-old boy to his lesbian mother. The 4-3 majority cited her homosexual behavior as one factor in its decision. Another factor was the “social condemnation” the court said would attach to ...

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