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High court approves new rules on ethics (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia approved the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct last Monday. The new ethics code, the culmination of years of work by a special Virginia State Bar committee, was approved without any substantial changes to the petition ...

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High court reaffirms med-mal damages cap (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld the constitutionality of Virginia’s $1 million cap on medical malpractice damages. In a closely watched case, the high court unanimously upheld its previous decision on the cap’s constitutionality, Etheridge v. Medical Center Hospitals, ...

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The Best of 1998: Top Newsmakers (access required)

The legal scene in Virginia in 1998 had its share of the usual suspects and characters. A few lawyers that stood out from the crowd, starting with the politicos: JUST A REGULAR GUY. Gov. Jim Gilmore took office in January, ...

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