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Virginia’s Unsung Legal Heroes of 2018

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Below is a list of the honorees in the Class of 2018 of Unsung Legal Heroes. There are 43 hard-working people in seven different categories, providing support to the lawyers in their firms and service to their clients. Look in ...

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Suit: Rehab group hijacked competitor’s phone listing (access required)

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A Virginia addiction recovery business can proceed with its federal court claims that a competitor used an underhanded Google tactic to steal potential customers, a judge has ruled. The Richmond-based plaintiff – doing business as Broad Highway Recovery – is ...

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Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction (access required)

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By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still took place in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released, and MS-DOS reigned ...

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25 D.C. bar exam takers given wrong results (access required)

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An error in reporting bar exam results in Washington, D.C., in November left 13 applicants believing they had passed the July 2018 exam when they had not and 12 others falsely believing they had failed. The list of passing bar ...

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Arbitration denied in nursing home death case (access required)

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As a federal plan to address nursing home arbitration contracts remains stalled, the arbitration battle continues in Virginia courtrooms. A Nelson County circuit judge used a two-pronged analysis in June to deny arbitration in a wrongful death case, pointing to a ...

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No way out (access required)

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Bulky and elusive electronic files proved troublesome for Virginia federal prosecutors in recent months, but judges have declined to impose the ultimate punishment for discovery lapses that mainly inconvenienced criminal defendants. Last minute disclosures of potential Brady material may be ...

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