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No SCC certificate, no million-dollar win (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned one of the common­wealth’s largest verdicts for 2015, because one of the winning tele­com companies was not properly registered with the State Corpora­tion Commission prior to entry of the final judgment. Although Virginia ...

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Fees are a dollar short, but case can stay in court (access required)

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A personal injury plaintiff avoided disaster this month when a Montgomery County judge ruled that his last-minute lawsuit was not too late, even though the check to cover the filing and process fees was a dollar short. The deadline passed ...

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‘The Pence Policy’ (access required)

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A politician’s policy of avoid­ing one-on-one meals with female associates sparked an outcry among many em­ployment lawyers and cul­tural commentators, but the practice espoused by Vice President Mike Pence may be more widespread than many professionals expect­ed. Virginia labor and ...

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Fired employee could sue for blood safety claim (access required)

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An American Red Cross employee can  sue  for  retaliatory termination after she reported a supervisor’s alleged contamination of personnel and blood products while drawing blood from two donors, a Norfolk federal court has ruled. When the employee was fired several ...

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Two docs blame each other, jury awards $7M (access required)

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After hearing two doctors blame each other for a patient’s death, a Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family July 19. The jury tacked on interest from the 2013 date of surgery, making the verdict ...

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Judge facing ethics charge now accused of contempt (access required)

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A Virginia judge fighting ethics charges for advocating on behalf of his wife is now accused of contempt of court for actions he took to advocate on his own behalf. Just ten days after the state’s Judicial Inquiry and Review ...

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Under the microscope (access required)

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A Richmond fed­eral judge has unsealed specif­ics of legal mal­practice claims leveled against Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan PC in connection with the federal prosecution and bankruptcy of Health Di­agnostic Laboratory Inc. Approving LeClairRyan’s $20.375 million settlement of those claims, ...

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