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Lawyering up over Sweet Briar (access required)

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Lawyers last week sought common ground on the future of Virginia’s Sweet Briar College even while the case file grew in a legal dispute that is now at the Supreme Court of Virginia. The school became the focus of a ...

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High court sets aside $5.75M legal malpractice verdict – Verdict Set Aside (access required)

This case began for the defendant trial firm in mid-2007 when plaintiff concluded that the decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia a year earlier in Cox v. Geary, 271 Va. 141 (2006), opened the door for him to bring ...

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Lawyer can’t tap firm’s auto policy for accident (access required)

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A Washington lawyer who did some legal work at his Virginia home was nonetheless not covered by his law firm’s auto insurance policy for an accident on the way to the office that left another man seriously injured. The decision ...

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Bait & Switch? High court considers use of initial appraisal in road condemnation case (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering the effect of what one lawyer called a “bait-and-switch tactic” used by the state highway department in road condemnation cases. The court could decide whether a jury in an eminent domain trial can ...

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