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Lawyer surrenders license after escrow money taken (access required)

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A Virginia Beach real estate lawyer gave up her law license last month amid investigation of a business associate who may have looted more than $700,000 from the lawyer’s escrow account. Beverly A. English, also known as Beverly E. Taylor, ...

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President’s immigration order sends lawyers scrambling (access required)

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Few lawyers get to work with a cheering section behind them, but that was the situation on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Washington Dulles International Airport. Lawyers had descended on the airport in response to word that travelers were being blocked ...

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(Key)Stroke of genius (access required)

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It all started with the pesky section symbol. About a year ago Brian Potts, a lawyer then working at Foley & Lardner in Madison, Wisconsin, found himself getting frustrated when he would regularly have to pause in the middle of writing ...

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Lawyer’s impairment defense falls short (access required)

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A Virginia lawyer failed to deflect bar charges of dishonesty based on mishandling of a $15,000 client fee, despite a defense that depression prevented the lawyer from forming the necessary bad intent. A five-member Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board panel ...

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Assault victim’s lawsuit barred by cruise contract deadline (access required)

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A woman who said she was assaulted on a cruise-sponsored field trip in India waited too long to sue the cruise company, a Charlottesville federal judge has ruled. Under maritime law, the company that ran the “Semester at Sea” cruise-and-study ...

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A second opinion can be helpful … or not (access required)

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As you approach mediation, one of the things that you might do to figure out what your case is worth is get a second opinion. That’s a good idea. Two heads are better than one. Given the wide variety of ...

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Legislators find common ground on court collections reform (access required)

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Rocked by statistics that showed hundreds of thousands of Virginians are unable to drive because they failed to pay court debts, lawmakers largely ignored party lines last week to craft reforms in the use of driver’s license suspensions as a ...

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Worker not ‘disabled,’ but has ADA claim (access required)

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A former service advisor who said he was fired by a car dealership can sue the employer for disability discrimination, even though he did not show he was disabled due to his bleeding ulcer and anemia. A Roanoke federal court ...

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Sheriff sanctioned for missing video (access required)

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Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody has been penalized in the courtroom and in the pocketbook for failing to preserve a jailhouse surveillance videotape that would have showed the last hours of an inmate who died after falling sick at the jail. ...

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Door may be closing on fee issue (access required)

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When filing a petition to collect costs from your opponent in a Virginia federal court, it may be futile to ask for the money the client fronted for a private process server. Courts in the Western District’s several divisions may ...

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