Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

A Perry Mason moment (access required)

Attorneys may dream of a “Perry Mason moment,” when they electrify an audience by revealing the criminal is not their client, but someone else right there in the courtroom. Erle Stanley Gardner’s TV lawyer specialized in such turn-abouts. And conveniently, ...

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Chinese drywall claim can proceed (access required)

A Virginia couple seeking insurance coverage damage caused by Chinese drywall in their house can go forward with their claim against their insurance company, a Virginia Beach circuit judge ruled in what may be the first court decision in the ...

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Court system escapes Kaine budget cuts (access required)

Virginia’s judicial branch escaped the latest round of state government budget cuts, but executive agencies that work with the judiciary were not as fortunate, and the head of one judiciary agency anticipates word of cuts for his department. “We’ll find ...

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