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No comp for flip-flop trip & fall

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. But the walking may not be, according to a workers’ comp case released on June 12. It’s been a few years since a college women’s lacrosse team scandalized some of their mamas by wearing ...

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Court reporter pleads guilty to obstruction

A Wise County court reporter has admitted helping a lawyer try to dodge federal drug charges. Ernest Benko, 67, was accused of recording depositions of federal witnesses at the behest of lawyer Stuart Collins. Authorities contended Benko knew that he ...

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Cavalier welcomes VSB

The future of The Cavalier Hotel may be a matter of developers’ vision and municipal generosity, but the present reality is comfortably familiar. The Virginia State Bar is checking in for its 2013 Annual Meeting with 566 participants registered and ...

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Federal jury should hear store slip-and-fall

A three-judge panel sent a supermarket slip-and-fall case back for jury review in Richmond federal court. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer said there was no jury question in Deborah Adams’ negligence suit for $1 million dollars for injuries she ...

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Stepchild treatment a factor in property split

Divorce lawyers know the “wicked stepparent” is not just an archetype from a fairy tale. When parents marry or remarry, the transition to a “blended” family may not be smooth. But lawyers may not have known that when a blended ...

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Senator: Investigate state’s role in gas royalties lawsuit

A Democratic state senator is calling for an investigation into what he termed the “outrageous” revelation that a state lawyer appears to have been boosting the defense against landowners who claim they have been shortchanged on natural gas royalties. In ...

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Disthene settlement approved

Eight years of litigation over the treatment of minority shareholders in a family-controlled business came to an end Monday in a Buckingham County courtroom as teams of lawyers, clients and observers looked on. Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush approved the ...

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Eventful week could sway future VSB meetings

Events this week could affect a Virginia Beach icon, the law of closely held corporations and the future of the Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar. Monday, a judge in Buckingham County will consider approving a global settlement of ...

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Dumler resigns from Albemarle board

Scottsville lawyer Chris Dumler has resigned from the Albemarle County board of supervisors, less than a week after a judge rejected a citizens’ effort to have him removed from office. “I wasn’t prepared to even grant the petition the appearance ...

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Kyanite settlement in sight?

Some of the uncertainty about the status of the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach could be put to rest with the possible settlement of a series of court disputes involving the warring Dixon family from Buckingham County. The family ...

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