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Lawyer sued after murder of process server (access required)

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It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...

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Habeas Relief for Juvenile Assault Case (access required)

A Stafford County Circuit Court grants a writ of habeas corpus to a defendant convicted of sexual assault as a juvenile, based on his court-appointed lawyer’s constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel, which included a failure to adequately investigate allegations that ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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Sanctions Ordered for ‘Frivolous’ Contract Claim (access required)

An employer who was hurt and suspicious when he discovered defendant employee had formed a separate company working with two other employees, did not have a good faith basis for suing the former employee on conversion and trade secret claims, ...

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