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No Legal Malpractice Claim for Securities Law Advice (access required)

Although plaintiff investment businesses allege defendants’ faulty advice on securities law has exposed them to state and federal investigations and possible disgorgement of capital, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiffs have not stated a claim for legal malpractice because they ...

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Doctor Deposition Should Not Have Been Halted (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says defendant doctor should not have terminated a deposition because he objected to a med-mal plaintiff’s questions about information contained in a medical periodical related to the subject surgical procedure, but the court will hold off ...

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Richmond judge files $1.7 defamation suit (access required)

Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. has filed a $1.7 million defamation suit against a Richmond weekly newspaper for publishing commentary suggesting he played courtroom politics with lawyers. The suit against The Richmond Voice came after the newspaper published ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Material Change – Private School (access required)

Evidence relating to a child’s past and anticipated enrollment in private school and daycare does not show a material change of circumstances since the court last entered a child support award, and the Richmond Circuit Court will leave support as ...

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Insurance – Fire Damage – Subrogee (access required)

In this action by an insurer as subrogee against defendant insurer, for indemnity seeking payment it made to its insured, a Richmond Circuit Court considers the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and grants defendant’s motion. The parties’ cross-motions for summary ...

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