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Professional discipline is usable for impeachment (access required)


Lawyers need to choose their medical experts with care. That’s a key lesson from a new Supreme Court of Virginia decision, one lawyer said. The justices refused to overturn a patient’s verdict even though the jury was told that a ...

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First study of workers’ compensation conducted in 30 years (access required)


The Joint Legislative and Audit Commission is conducting its first study on workers’ compensation in Virginia in almost 30 years. JLARC, which evaluates government programs and analyzes state agencies on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly, has been researching Virginia ...

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Supreme Court gives outline for Batson challenges (access required)


The Supreme Court of Virginia offers a tutorial on Batson challenges to jury strikes while affirming a first-degree murder conviction in a case decided last month. The justices split 5-2 on whether a prosecutor’s race-neutral explanation for striking a juror ...

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Be efficient with technology, not addicted to it (access required)

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Technology is addicting. After all, the average person checks their phone 47 times per day while nearly two-thirds of the population look at a device within 15 minutes of waking up, according to a 2017 study by Deloitte. Lawyers are ...

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Justices part ways on vicarious liability (access required)


The case of a nursing home patient raped by a staff member split the Supreme Court of Virginia in its position on vicarious liability. The justices largely agree that an employer’s liability under the doctrine of respondeat superior is best ...

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What if you’re not ready to let go? (access required)

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On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer updates or security support for Windows 7. As the end-of-life date draws near, the company announced that customers will “pay dearly” if they continue using Windows 7 software. “[Windows 7] does ...

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