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Divided 4th Circuit rejects UIM coverage (access required)


A federal appeals decision denying underinsured motorist coverage for a fatal truck accident has generated “alarm and concern” about the interpretation of millions of Virginia auto insurance policies, according to lawyers for the claimants. A divided panel of the 4th ...

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Virginia lawyer officially joins Manafort legal team (access required)

Jay Nanavati says he’s on board. VLW reported in February on signs indicating the Virginia lawyer with a Washington practice had teamed up with attorneys representing former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. Now, Nanavati, a former federal tax prosecutor, has ...

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Lawsuit claims doctors face ‘indentured servitude’ (access required)

A Nigerian doctor claims in a lawsuit that the Martinsville hospital has an unwritten policy to recruit minority foreign doctors and force them to “work unhealthy hours and in untenable conditions” under fear of deportation. A medical staffing company says ...

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Judge tosses lawsuit over bar exam accommodations (access required)

A Michigan lawyer who sued after he missed passing the Virginia bar exam by just three points lost his federal ADA lawsuit charging disability discrimination. Donshur Oliver said he should have been allowed accommodations when he sat for the exam ...

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Senators urge Terwilliger for U.S. attorney (access required)

Virginia’s two U.S. senators have recommended Justice Department lawyer G. Zachary Terwilliger for the job of U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the senators said the recommendation was based on reviews ...

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Lawyer surrenders license over client money (access required)

A Fairfax County lawyer has surrendered his Virginia law license, admitting that he failed to give any portion of an $8,000 civil settlement to his client. Karl G. Blanke also agreed in an affidavit that he failed to follow up ...

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Lawyer charged with delivering drugs, phone to inmate (access required)

A Richmond lawyer – celebrated five years ago for her charity work as a law student – has been charged with delivering drugs and a cellphone to a prisoner, according to online court records. Dana L. Tapper was arrested April ...

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