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Jury trial waiver forfeited in scheduling order (access required)

Lawyers disillusioned with mandatory arbitration are writing jury waiver clauses into their commercial contracts. But the lawyer must be careful not to waive the client’s contractual right to a bench trial when the lawyer goes to court for a routine ...

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‘Deferred judgment’ practice on hold (access required)

Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...

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Sanctions ordered for ‘frivolous’ foreclosure suit (access required)

An Alexandria lawyer who has filed numerous lawsuits challenging Northern Virginia foreclosures and evictions has been hit with nearly $10,000 in sanctions by a Fairfax Circuit judge who found the allegations of one action “frivolous.” It’s not the first imposition ...

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