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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Expedited review of temporary injunctions (access required)

Last week’s edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the successful use of a little known procedure for requesting expedited review of a temporary injunction prior to final judgment. In that case, a temporary injunction issued by the Fairfax County Circuit ...

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Fees whacked (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has affirmed a trial judge’s reduction of attorneys’ fees awarded in a Northern Virginia breach-of-lease dispute from more than $71,000 to $10,000. The attorneys for West Square LLC, the landlord and the prevailing party, contended ...

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Tree rule uprooted (access required)

Overruling a 68-year-old precedent, the Supreme Court of Virginia has uprooted a rule that limited a neighbor’s remedies when confronted by the tree next door. In Fancher v. Fagella (VLW 007-6-098), Richard Fancher sued townhouse neighbor Joseph Fagella, alleging that ...

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Balancing security and FOIA (access required)

The signs at roads leading to Norfolk International Airport say, “All vehicles entering airport are subject to search.” Those signs upset John H. Fenter, a retired nuclear submarine officer described by his attorney as a “principled patriot.” The principle Fenter ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Julie Thrall Burrow has joined the Virginia Beach office of Troutman Sanders LLP as of counsel to its consumer law practice group that includes multi-state trade regulation investigations, litigation and counseling. Burrow was previously a litigation partner with a law ...

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Warren celebrates court library role (access required)

Libraries were a natural habitat for State Law Librarian Gail Warren even before she went to law school. From her early days volunteering in an elementary school library through her work-study job in the University of Richmond Law School Library, ...

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