Tag Archives: Boyd-Graves Conference

Fix is recommended for filing fee problem (access required)


It was a case where if something could go wrong, it did. A handful of missteps – some ordinary, others unexpected – put an injured accident victim out of court, dealt his lawyers an unexpected setback and raised questions among ...

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Court reporters: Please regulate us (access required)


Virginia court reporters are asking to be regulated, in part to avoid the stigma of unqualified reporters confounding the legal system. Setting aside past hesitation, the Virginia Court Reporters Association now is backing an effort to require mandatory certification for ...

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Legal reforms supported by Boyd-Graves (access required)

Lawyers handling domestic relations appeals could have a mechanism for an award of attorneys’ fees under one proposal approved by the Boyd-Graves conference this year. The annual meeting of the civil procedure study group concluded Oct. 25 with six recommendations ...

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Boyd Graves: ‘What’s up with mandatory arbitration?’ (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Plaintiff’s lawyers have complained about mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts for years, but it’s a little unusual to hear defense lawyers take up the charge. That’s what happened at the Oct. 28 annual meeting of the Boyd Graves Conference. ...

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Bills would increase GDC claim limits (access required)

Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...

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Waiver proposal leads bill of fare at Boyd-Graves (access required)

Waivers of personal jurisdiction are supposed to be “knowing and intentional.” But Virginia circuit courts do not follow a uniform practice in applying that standard, according to members of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Some courts have held that a defendant has ...

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