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Author Archives: Kelly Caplan

VLW names 2022’s Influential Women of Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is happy to announce the 2022 class of “Influential Women of Law.” This awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to ...

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VLW names ‘Go To Lawyers’ for business law (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the “Go To Lawyers” for business law. Now in its third year, the “Go To Lawyers” program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field of law. Last year, we honored lawyers who practice ...

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Inflated assets: Bank’s fraud claim vs. auditor survives (access required)

A bank that relied on a mortgage originator’s financial statements to support multimillion-dollar loans has plausibly claimed that an auditor’s approval of allegedly fraudulent financial statements showed a deviation from the standard of care. Based on the factual allegations in ...

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Parental property? Court adopts balancing test to award viable pre-embryo (access required)

A trial court’s award of a preserved pre-embryo to a wife with no compensation to the husband for his share of the marital property has been reversed by the Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Marla Graff Decker remanded the case ...

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Nominations for ‘Go To’ business lawyers open (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the first category in 2022 for “Go To Lawyers,” the program that identifies and recognizes the top lawyers across the commonwealth in a given practice area. Kicking off 2022 is business law. Last year, Go ...

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Tortious interference claim advances (access required)

A staffing company’s tortious interference claim against a competitor that allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it persuaded two employees to breach their former employer’s valid restrictive covenants has survived a motion to dismiss. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ...

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Open and obvious? Shopper’s fall is question for jury (access required)

An elderly woman who tripped and fell on a garden hose near the entrance of a large retailer’s garden center will get her day in court. Surveillance video combined with witness testimony created a question of fact so a jury ...

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