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Carriers have no pre-trial duty to settle (access required)

CarCrash - FEA

The Supreme Court of Virginia has resolved a long-simmering split among circuit courts on whether auto accident victims can insist on a good faith settlement offer from their own insurance companies when a wrongdoer cannot cover the damages. Insurance companies ...

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Mediated ‘Term Sheet’ was a binding contract (access required)

Contract signing

Lawyers and their clients wrap up a marathon mediation session with a seasoned professional mediator in a multi-million dollar case. After 12 hours at the table with retired circuit judge Arthur Vieregg, the lawyers draw up a six-paragraph “Term Sheet” ...

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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate (access required)

Judge_FEA

A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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Taming the email beast once and for all (access required)

Email FEA

Let’s face it: We need email. But we also need a way to control the beast that email can become. It is estimated that almost 30 percent of our workday is consumed by dealing with email. How do we tame ...

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