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Assembly approves payee notification

Without a single “nay” vote at any step, the Virginia General Assembly has approved a law to require insurance companies to notify personal injury claimants when they send settlement checks to claimants’ lawyers. Senate Bill 984, sponsored by Sen. Mark ...

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Supreme Court refuses Disthene appeal

A court-ordered breakup of a family-owned central Virginia mining corporation will stand. The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday refused to review the decision of Circuit Judge Jane M. Roush calling for a sell-off of assets of The Disthene Group ...

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Cardwell receives Carrico award

Richmond criminal defense lawyer Claire G. Cardwell has been honored by her peers with the 2013 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award. The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section presented the award Feb. 1 during its annual seminar in Charlottesville. The ...

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Fee would help pay for e-filing

When the digital age comes to your local courthouse, you may be asked to pay an extra $2 if you haven’t followed suit. The General Assembly has approved a bill to allow circuit court clerks to charge a $2 fee ...

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Tort reform package clears Senate committee

With one exception, all of the bills included in a compromise tort reform package at the Virginia General Assembly have received the blessing of the Senate Courts Committee. In a Monday morning session, the panel approved bills that would limit ...

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