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Civil Procedure – Complaint – Lawyer Signature – No Virginia License (access required)

A Virginia lawyer may not validly authorize a lawyer licensed elsewhere, but not in Virginia, to sign the Virginia lawyer’s name to a pleading, and because the defect may not be cured by amendment, the Supreme Court upholds dismissal of ...

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Civil Procedure – Complaint – Pro Se Litigant – Lawyer Signature – No Virginia License (access required)

A pro se plaintiff attempting to litigate an auto-accident personal injury case cannot file a complaint signed with his signature, at his direction, by a lawyer licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., but not in Virginia, and the Supreme Court ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Late Transcripts – Ski Injury – Law Of The Case (access required)

Wintergreen Resort cannot claim legal malpractice against a law firm that forfeited Wintergreen’s appeal of an $8.3 million verdict in a skier’s personal injury case when the firm did not timely file transcripts, the Supreme Court of Virginia says; the ...

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The latest from the SCoVA Blog

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Virginia published 17 opinions. Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can read our analysis of the following cases on The SCoVA Blog: An invalid order, but no standing to challenge it What happens when a judge without ...

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Attorney appears before court on show cause

Update: 09/16/2010, 4:36 p.m. It was enough. Barely three hours after Crane appeared before the Supreme Court, it issued the following order: “Upon consideration of the apology proffered by William A. Crane, the Rule to Show Cause is dismissed.” An ...

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Attorney appears before court on show cause

Update: 09/16/2010, 4:36 p.m. It was enough. Barely three hours after Crane appeared before the Supreme Court, it issued the following order: “Upon consideration of the apology proffered by William A. Crane, the Rule to Show Cause is dismissed.” An ...

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Bar groups asked to help with Koontz replacement

Del. Dave Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to assist in reviewing candidates who want to succeed Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. on the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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Lawyer apologizes for “no guts” remark

The Supreme Court of Virginia invited Winchester attorney William A. Crane to write a brief not to exceed 15 pages to explain why he said the court didn’t “have the guts to handle” an issue he raised in an appeal. ...

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