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No more printed opinions at the Supreme Court (access required)

An opinion day ritual at the Supreme Court of Virginia has ended. Attorneys who had had their case decided would gather in the fifth floor clerk’s office shortly before 9:30 and join messengers and a journalist or two to wait ...

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Bond denied for former prosecutor

A federal judge Monday denied bond for former Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul H. Thomson based on a charge of witness tampering and a positive drug screen. A DEA affidavit claims Thomson, 56, tried to manipulate statements by his alleged former ...

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Attorneys – Sanctions – Expert Witness Opinion – Nonsuit (access required)

Although a Fairfax Circuit Court struck testimony by plaintiff’s expert about her alleged spinal fractures that resulted from a 2005 traffic accident, the court declines to award defendants over $16,000 in defense expert fees because plaintiff took her first nonsuit ...

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Culpeper lawyer donates hundreds of pies

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for Monica Chernin. For the past three years, the Culpeper attorney has collected hundreds of pies to hand out to less-fortunate residents as part of the annual Thanksgiving Food Basket, reports the Culpeper Star-Exponent. This past ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – Conflict Of Interest – Divorce Fees (access required)

In this suit by a divorce client alleging malpractice by her lawyer, a Fairfax Circuit Court denies the defendant lawyer’s motion to disqualify the client’s lawyer from representing both the client in the malpractice action, and her brother-in-law who paid ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Contract Claim – Limitations (access required)

Although a plaintiff’s original complaint alleged “Malpractice” against defendant lawyer, the complaint necessarily referred to a breach of contract action, since that is what legal malpractice is, and a Fairfax Circuit Court overrules defendant’s plea in bar which claims plaintiff ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – Former Prosecutor (access required)

In this libel and conspiracy action filed against defendant Lyndon LaRouche, his political action committee and other defendants, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion to disqualify as plaintiff’s counsel the lawyer who, as a former assistant U.S. attorney, ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Disqualify – Conflict Of Interest – Patent Infringement (access required)

In this patent infringement case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to disqualify Steptoe & Johnson LLP as lawyers for plaintiff Sunbeam, as one of Steptoe’s lawyers previously worked for a different law firm that represented defendant company, ...

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Attorneys – Attorney’s Fees – Trial Prep – Loan Default (access required)

In a vehicle floor-plan financing company’s successful collection action against a Virginia automobile dealership and its guarantors after their default, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the number of hours and billing rates for plaintiff’s law firm are reasonable, and ...

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Appellate attorney seeks high court seat (access required)

L. Steven Emmert, perhaps the most active appellate attorney in state courts and the host of the popular www.virginia-appeals.com website, says he will seek the Supreme Court of Virginia seat that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...

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