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The Weekly Recap

The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from May 21 to May 25. The originating source of a story is indicated within the item. Please note that not all links may remain active. If ...

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Fins to the left, fins to the right?

In this afternoon’s e-mail: a solicitation from a necktie company called Capital Ties. The headline screamed out: “Every litigator will enjoy this new Sharks necktie!” Uh oh, you say, another lame lawyer-shark professional-courtesy joke. Ha ha ha. Like we haven’t ...

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JIRC recommends discipline for SW Va. judge

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission recommended on Wednesday that the Supreme Court of Virginia censure or remove Juvenile and Domestic Relations District James Michael Shull. JIRC found that Shull on Dec. 15 twice directed a woman involved in a ...

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Va. Supreme Court upholds $8M verdict

The Supreme Court of Virginia has let stand an $8 million verdict for the family of a high school senior who was killed in a car wreck in Fairfax County in September 2002. The court heard arguments last month in ...

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Search for VSB executive director delayed

The committee appointed to recommend a replacement for Virginia State Bar Executive Director Thomas A. Edmonds had hoped to have a candidate by the VSB’s annual meeting next month. But the committee has decided to re-advertise for the position, said ...

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London, we have a problem

Lawyers’ business clients have used arbitration for years to resolve commercial disputes. But there’s business, and then, there’s bidness. Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar had a case in Norfolk federal district court last month, Al-Haddad Commodities Corp. v. ...

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