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‘Leaders,’ ‘Up & Coming’ for 2021 named

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Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2021 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 16th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other ...

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‘Go To Lawyers’ for elder law named

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the latest group of honorees in our program recognizing the leading lawyers in a particular field of law. Previously we have named “Virginia’s Go To Lawyers” for business law, employment and workers’ compensation ...

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Ch. 7 trustee sues LeClair, former firm attorneys (access required)

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee overseeing the dissolution of Richmond firm LeClairRyan added claims against firm co-founder Gary LeClair in an amended complaint filed last month in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Filed Aug. 25, ...

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‘Unfair’ noncompetes? Response beginning to form to Biden’s ‘competition’ order (access required)

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The title of the Biden administration’s July 9 executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” is unlikely to set off alarm bells. After all, “more competition” conjures images of new jobs, better wages and prices for consumers, and ...

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Woman can bring Fair Debt suit (access required)

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A woman who received medical care can bring a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against a debt recovery service that told her that she was required to respond in writing to their correspondence, a federal judge in ...

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Firm wins $87M verdict in Roundup case (access required)

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A California appeals court has upheld an $87 million verdict earned by a Virginia law firm representing a couple who claimed an ingredient used in Roundup weed killer gave them cancer. In the Aug. 9 published decision from the California ...

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‘Shameful’ — Roanoke judge: Confederate monument must go (access required)

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Roanoke County Circuit Judge Charles N. Dorsey ordered the removal of a Confederate statue from the front of the Roanoke County courthouse last month. And if the statue isn’t moved, the court must be moved to a different location, he ...

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