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VTLA honors the late Betty Thompson (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored the late Betty Thompson of Arlington with its Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her family at the group’s 2013 annual convention. The VTLA Board of Governors voted on Sept. 22 to honor Ms. Thompson, ...

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Koontz receives VTLA’s Distinguished Service Award (access required)

Justice Koontz

WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Supreme Court Justice Lawrence L. Koontz  Jr. retired from the high court in 2010, after 43 years as a judge. Since leaving the court full-time, he has remained busy, sitting on appeals as a senior justice and working as ...

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The Unusual Suspects (access required)

As the 2013 General Assembly session opened last week, a newly formed group of business leaders and lobbyists launched a well-financed campaign pushing dramatic changes to the rules for civil lawsuits in Virginia under the broad banner of “tort reform.” ...

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No class claim against Equifax, appeals court says (access required)


A major credit reporting agency will not face a class action suit by Virginia residents with potentially inaccurate Virginia court judgments on their credit reports. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order certifying a class in a ...

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Payee notification passes VSB Council unanimously (access required)

ROANOKE – A plan to require insurance companies to notify clients of insurance claim payments made to their lawyers won unanimous approval from the Virginia State Bar council Oct. 19. The proposal had a tangled and contentious history. Approval came ...

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VTLA elects officers, board (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association elected new officers and board members March 31 at The Greenbrier. The slate for 2012-2013 is as follows: Lisa P. O’Donnell, President Bertini O’Donnell & Hammer PC Norfolk Barbara S. Williams, President-Elect Barbara S. Williams ...

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