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‘BlackBerry’ malpractice coverage claim back in Virginia

A legal malpractice matter arising out of the multi-million dollar BlackBerry settlement is back in Virginia federal court. An Alexandria district court dismissed the dispute that arose when Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company denied coverage to the Arlington patent law ...

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At U.Va., trial advocacy triumphs where football falls short

A trial advocacy team from the University of Virginia has accomplished what the school’s football team could not .  It defeated William & Mary. U.Va. here duly notes the fine achievement of its four-member mock trial team in taking the ...

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Tennessee judge cancels trial, claims courthouse is toxic

"It appears to be a toxic courthouse," Criminal Court Judge Lynn Brown said of the new Washington County (Tenn.) Justice Center, reports the Johnson City Press .   Workers at the gleaming facility in Johnson City have complained of coughing fits, ...

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Clinic disavows interest in condemned land

A Roanoke-based healthcare business says, contrary to assumptions, it really doesn’t want a piece of land the city condemned as part of an effort to boost a bio-medical complex.  The lack of interest comes as news to the owners’ lawyer, ...

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Guidelines online, not in your mailbox

If you’re wondering why you haven’t received your copy of the Virginia State Bar’s annual update of Professional Guidelines, the answer is that you’ll have to ask for it and the VSB will save money if you don’t. The agency ...

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Judge allows using state money for rail project

A circuit judge has turned aside Montgomery County’s objections to state funding for a Norfolk Southern Corp. intermodal rail facility in the county. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin Hughes ruled Nov. 18 that the state constitution does not bar public support ...

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W&L law prof wins essay contest

Corporate governance policy is the focus of an award-winning paper written by associate professor Christopher Bruner at the Washington & Lee law school. Bruner was named the winner of the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Scholarly Papers Competition, for ...

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W&M to launch business law journal

A new law review at the College of William & Mary will deal with business law issues. According to a press release from the law school, the first issue of the student-edited William & Mary Business Law Review will be ...

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