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Accident victim seeks access to firm’s liability policy (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...

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GOP senators balk at short list of judge candidates (access required)

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Offered a preordained slate of judges for vacancies on Virginia’s appellate courts, Republican senators Monday objected to a lack of choices and refused to elect any candidates to the high courts. Some senators were disappointed that only five candidates for ...

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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...

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Tech Toolkit: 3 tips to improve mobile security (access required)

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At this point, it’s almost impossible to recall a time before smartphones and nonstop connection. The efficiency and always-on gains seen by mobile technology has come at a price, however. According to security firm Kaspersky Lab, mobile is becoming one ...

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Woman can sue since boss’s comments ‘published’ (access required)

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A police department employee may sue her supervisors for defamation for comments they made during a dispute over her extra hours. When the supervisors disciplined Jeannie Kuley for allegedly working unapproved overtime in violation of Fairfax County policy, she pursued ...

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ALPS pays to settle SCC charges, will gain state approval (access required)

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The most widely used legal malpractice insurer in Virginia has paid $150,000 to resolve state regulators’ concerns about a now-defunct subsidiary. As a result, ALPS expects to become an admitted carrier in Virginia next year. The settlement with the State ...

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