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Out-of-state subpoena unethical (access required)

A Virginia lawyer overstepped ethical boundaries in a divorce case when the lawyer asked a Virginia court to issue and enforce an unenforceable subpoena to obtain an out-of-state resident’s financial documents, according to the Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on ...

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Med-mal camp tops VTLA legislative slate (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s top legislative priority this year is changing the medical malpractice cap. According to Talmage Williams, the VTLA’s director of government affairs, the association is working on a compromise which would restrict the cap to pain-and-suffering ...

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IRS approves Limited Liability Company Act (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service has given its imprimatur to limited liability companies organized in Virginia. In a long-awaited ruling issued on Dec. 28, the IRS found that a company organized under Virginia’s Limited Liability Company Act is a partnership for ...

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VWAA endorses amendment to permit child abuse claim (access required)

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association has endorsed an attempt to revive the retroactive application of Virginia’s childhood sexual abuse statute by amending the Virginia constitution. Laurie E. Forbes, chair of the VWAA legislative committee, indicated that the constitutional amendment would ...

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