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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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N.C. DUI convictions no predicate (access required)

A person cannot be adjudicated an habitual offender in Virginia based upon predicate drunken driving convictions in North Carolina, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The commonwealth may use DUI convictions from another state in habitual offender proceedings, but ...

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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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