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Lawyer suspended for repeat incompetence

A lawyer who bungled two costly cases for the same client has had his license suspended for 60 days by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Jerrod M. Smith of Chesterfield mishandled both a pharmaceutical product liability claim and a ...

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Lawyer dodges divorce scam

A Roanoke lawyer managed to avoid trouble recently when he spotted some questionable details in divorce papers sent by a would-be client. The incident is the latest in email-based scams targeting lawyers in Virginia. Many turn out to involve counterfeit ...

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Law firm had high head-count for fees

A copyright case against a design firm was over-lawyered, at least in terms of the fees requested, an Alexandria federal judge suggested earlier this month. The court recognized that the case likely had been brought in order to win a ...

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