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Mediation, from grass roots to governor’s mansion (access required)

Mediation practice thrives in Virginia, having begun at the grass-roots level some 20 years ago. Pioneers of the movement and current and aspiring practitioners gathered Oct. 20 at the University of Richmond law school to celebrate National Mediation Month, sponsored ...

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ABA to celebrate National Mediation Month in Richmond

October is National Mediation Month, and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is hosting a reception in celebration. The free event will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at the University of Richmond law school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...

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Court-sponsored programs offer settlement options (access required)

For years, lawyers have used time and money savings to sell their clients on alternative dispute resolution. The private marketplace affords a variety of vendors, who offer different approaches to dispute resolution, at different price points. Alongside these private services, ...

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High court can settle circuit split over nursing home arbitration (access required)

The fight over nursing home arbitration agreements, percolating through Virginia circuit courts for the last five years, has reached the Supreme Court of Virginia. A split in Virginia circuit courts usually gets the high court’s attention. Looking to his own ...

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Writs granted on arbitration, slayer statute and workers’ comp issues (access required)

The case of a Norfolk judge who refused to enforce an arbitration clause in a nursing home contract is among the more interesting of the first flush of petitions for appeal granted by the Supreme Court of Virginia after its ...

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Tips for maximizing successful alternative dispute resolutions (access required)

Today‘s difficult economy and uncertainty about personal income and assets have created challenges for people who could be facing litigation. Faced with diminished financial resources, increased costs of living and the burden of attorneys’ fees, parties are increasingly turning to ...

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Long decline in jury trials may be over (access required)

The long decline in the number of jury trials in Virginia courts – civil and criminal – appears to have ended, according to the recently released 2009 State of the Judiciary report. The number of trials in both categories bottomed ...

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Medicare set-aside figures in settlement for leg injury – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff incurred severe and permanent injuries to his left leg when the driver of another vehicle crossed a double-yellow line and struck plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. Plaintiff accumulated a total of $172,954 in medical expenses and was expected to have at ...

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Motorist alleges back injury in Orange County rear-ender – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2006, the 48-year-old plaintiff was stopped in a line of traffic when he was rear-ended by defendant Kenneth Rauch, who was operating his own pickup truck within the scope of his employment with defendant WIMCO. As a ...

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The risks in opposing a pro se party (access required)

If you do any litigation, you have probably faced an unrepresented adverse party. According to statistics from the federal courts, 27 percent of all civil filings are by pro se litigants. In many state courts, the percentage is higher. Transactional ...

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