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Important Opinions January – June 2017 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Lawyer facing bar charges for ‘greedy’ estate fee (access required)

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An Alexandria attorney accused of allegedly paying himself more than $1 million for handling the nearly $9 million estate of a woman who died in 2011 is facing bar charges of dishonesty and deliberate wrongdoing. A Fairfax County judge in ...

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Student, suspended for Facebook posts, settles suit (access required)

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Colleges have become frequent litigation targets for students who disagree with disciplinary penalties, but a recent, short-lived lawsuit against Virginia Tech focused – not on personal injury – but on social media behavior. A student claimed Virginia Tech officials violated ...

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Five equal pieces (access required)

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A three-year family fight over owner­ship of a matri­arch’s home in the Rich­mond suburbs may be starting over now that the Supreme Court of Virginia has ordered a new trial. The court reversed a Henrico County judge’s decision to ex­clude ...

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Lawyers in the trenches: how executive coaching can help (access required)

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Law schools and continuing legal education programs do an excel­lent job teaching such subjects as civil procedure, torts and criminal law, but they typically don’t teach aspiring lawyers how to market their services, work effectively with clients and colleagues, mobilize ...

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Supreme Court rejects bid for court records database (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has embraced an interpretation of state open records law that blocks pub­lic access to the court’s own col­lection of local case information. The court ruled June 29 that it cannot be considered a “custodian” of ...

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