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Banks Could Close Their Own Loans (access required)

Even if conducting a real estate settlement is the practice of law, banks and consumers could still represent themselves in a closing, according to a report issued by the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

S. Brian Farmer has become a principal with the Richmond law firm of Hirschler, Fleischer, Cox & Allen. He is a member of the business section, where his practice includes business acquisitions, venture capital financing, business plan development, protection and ...

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VADA Honors Carrico (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys’ emphasis on professionalism at its annual meeting in Norfolk was hailed by a grateful Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico. Carrico received the VADA’s Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation at the meeting. He lauded ...

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Driver's Conviction Bars Use of Contrib (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor A driver convicted of manslaughter cannot raise his dead passenger’s assumption of the risk or contributory negligence as defenses in the wrongful death action filed by the passenger’s estate, a Roanoke County Circuit judge has ...

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