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Important Opinions: A recap for July-December 2022 (access required)

This week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents a compilation of the Most Important Opinions from July to December 2022. You’ll find more than 100 cases highlighted below. Our compilation of the Most Important Opinions from January through June can be found ...

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The top stories of 2022… continued! (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s most popular stories from July-December 2022 include decisions from both the state and federal courts. Many addressed matters of great importance to the legal community and public at large. Others, while significant, were a bit more offbeat ...

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Unsung Legal Heroes 2022

Unsung Legal Heroes 2022

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has sponsored awards programs recognizing top lawyers in the Old Dominion for years. But we know that the lawyers don’t do it all themselves. We decided to look a little more closely at what makes a law ...

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Dischargeable: Ex-attorney clears costs related to license revocation (access required)

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A former Virginia attorney who consented to a revocation of his license in 2021 had most of the costs associated with the revocation discharged by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Stemming from the revocation, the ...

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4th Circuit applies private sector standard to federal workers (access required)

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has applied the private sector “materially adverse” standard for retaliatory conduct to reverse the dismissal of a federal employee’s race-based retaliation and harassment claims under Title VII. The court held that Title VII’s ...

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‘Cemetery access statute’ doesn’t apply to adjacent landowners (access required)

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The descendants of persons buried in a cemetery on private property who sought to establish a statutory right to use a “traditional access route” across adjacent parcels of land have lost in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The appellants ...

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‘Tolled and extended’: COVID tolling applies to all statutes of limitations (access required)

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In a matter of first impression, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a personal injury complaint where the plaintiff relied on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s COVID-19 judicial emergency orders to toll the ...

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Virginia’s Go To Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present the next group of honorees in our program recognizing the leading lawyers in a particular field of law. In this edition, we showcase “Virginia’s Go To Lawyers” for medical malpractice law, from the ...

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Sole proprietor not ‘employee’ under workers’ comp law (access required)

A Virginia court has rejected an insurance company’s argument that the owner of an unincorporated cleaning business should be counted as an employee along with her two hired workers, thereby subjecting the business to the Virginia Workers Compensation Act, or ...

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