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The VLW 2017 ADR Survey

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In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information ...

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Employer hit with FMLA damages for ‘bad faith’ (access required)

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An employer who miscalculated an executive’s FMLA leave time wound up owing nearly $750,000 in damages to the executive, who was summarily fired when she did not return on the expected date. And more than a third of that award ...

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‘Leaders in the Law’ for 2017 named

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 12th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized ...

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‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ for 2017 named

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” This awards program, started last year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers ...

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Contractor scores $4M in bid dispute (access required)

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A small government contractor was awarded almost $4 million in damages by a Chesapeake jury in a tortious interference suit heard in mid-August. The award comes as result of the defen­dant contractor’s not disclosing a pending merger when the plaintiff ...

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Court to mull ‘state of mind’ in home invasion appeal (access required)

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A man convicted of torturing a Northern Virginia attorney in his home will get to argue before the Court of Appeals of Virginia that evidence of his confused state of mind was improperly kept from the jury. A single judge ...

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Dealing with difficult clients (access required)

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I have heard several lawyers break the ice with an audience of other lawyers by joking that they love their jobs — except for their clients. This joke often elicits a quick laugh be­cause almost every lawyer can identify with ...

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Police reports are major focus of discovery task force (access required)

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Access to police reports by defense lawyers appears to be the only major point of disagreement as a Virginia State Bar task force looks for incremental ways to reform Virginia’s criminal discovery procedures. Two panel members are said to be ...

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Field sobriety test results suppressed in Fairfax (access required)

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A trial judge has excluded the results of a driver’s field sobri­ety tests because the telephone translator who conveyed the of­ficer’s instructions to the driver did not come to court. Instructions conveyed through the translator are testimonial, and the driver ...

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