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3D printing: New frontier in potential product liability claims (access required)

Companies employ 3D printing technology now more than ever, leveraging devices in pioneering ways. Its widespread usage helps businesses cut costs and manufacture products efficiently. At the same time, the legal landscape surrounding 3D printers is underdeveloped, so those who ...

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Presenting VLW’s million-dollar jury verdicts of 2022 (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly compiles a feature each year that highlights the million-dollar verdicts of the prior year, usually run in late January. Typically, there are between 15-20 jury verdicts reported to us where the jury awarded $1 million or more. ...

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Virginia Bar Association installs Leigh as new president (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association installed Leesburg attorney Benjamin D. Leigh as the association’s new president on Jan. 21, according to a release from the VBA. Leigh will serve as the association’s 135th president and succeeds Roanoke attorney Victor O. Cardwell ...

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How employers can prepare for a possible non-compete ban (access required)

Employee non-compete agreements have faced mounting scrutiny in recent years. Proponents say non-competes are indispensable for protecting trade secrets and other business interests. Critics say they hurt employee mobility and wage growth. Now the federal government has stepped into the ...

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Deaf man’s suit over hospital’s lack of interpreter reinstated

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A deaf man who sued a hospital after it failed to provide him with an interpreter during his wife’s childbirth had his disability discrimination lawsuit reinstated by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Fourth Circuit reversed the decision ...

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Washington and Lee School of Law dean named AALS president-elect (access required)

Washington and Lee University School of Law Dean and Professor Melanie D. Wilson has been chosen as the 2023 president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools, or AALS. The AALS announced that its house of representatives voted to accept ...

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