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Alcohol complicates dog bite case

It’s dog days 2013, take two. A woman suing for a dog bite cannot avoid her statement that she was heavily intoxicated and couldn’t remember much about the incident. And if the case goes to trial, she may face expert ...

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Frucci appointed to circuit court

Governor Bob McDonnell has appointed Virginia Beach General District Judge Steven C. Frucci to the circuit court bench, filling the fourth of six circuit court positions left funded but unfilled by the General Assembly. “Judge Frucci has served honorably on ...

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Cost adjustment in lawyer’s fee award

A mortgage borrower won over $11,000 in attorney’s fees in his suit alleging a lender failed to timely notify him his loan had been transferred. Won Kim sued under the Truth in Lending Act, and after he accepted an offer ...

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Lawyers cautioned: No hiding behind ghost bloggers

You may want to promote your practice and show the world you’re up to date with the latest legal issues, but you just don’t have time to write sparkling essays every day for your blog. Before you bring on a ...

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Senators endorse Lauck and Jenkins for judgeship

Virginia’s two U.S. senators have recommended both U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck and Richmond Circuit Judge Clarence N. Jenkins Jr. for the new federal district bench seat to be opened in March. In a joint letter to President Obama, ...

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Legislators, others honored by prosecutors

Two retiring delegates were among legislators and lawyers honored as “Champions of Justice” by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys at their annual meeting in Virginia Beach this month. Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, was recognized for his long service as ...

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A strike-out…after one pitch

You read the headline right. A baseball player struck out after only one pitch. Well, he had a little help from the umpire… Here’s what happened in a Double A game down in Texas. The Midland RockHounds were playing the ...

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Lawyers Helping Lawyers adds new directors, taps officers

Virginia Lawyers Helping Lawyers, a non-profit organization offering free, confidential & non-disciplinary mental health and substance abuse assistance to lawyers, judges, other legal professionals, and their families, has appointed Susan C. Busch, W. Lawton Tufts, and Priscilla R. Woody to ...

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MRWBA elects new officers and board

The Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association has elected new officers and the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Colleen M. Quinn is the new president. She is a principal in the law firm of Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn and is director ...

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County faces attorneys’ fees in prayer case

A federal judge has recommended that Pittsylvania County pay more than $53,000 in attorneys’ fees after losing the public prayer lawsuit brought by ACLU lawyers. After a year and a half of litigation, U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski in ...

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