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Top podcasts for lawyers (access required)

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Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the general public and lawyers. Since then, ...

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Man’s liver damaged during operation – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

During a laparoscopic cholyocystomy the surgeon caused extensive vasobiliary injuries, as evidenced by the imaging and post-surgical repairs: (1) The right hepatic artery was truncated very high, just beyond its origin; this vessel supplies the majority of oxygenated blood to ...

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Same-sex horseplay backs hostile environment claim (access required)

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Even though a plaintiff male employee admitted his male workplace tormenter was not homosexual, the co-worker’s alleged persistent, sexually charged harassment was enough to let a Title VII hostile work environment claim go to trial, a federal judge has ruled. ...

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Prosecutor faces VSB ethics charges (access required)

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A Virginia prosecutor has been charged by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel with “dishonesty and misrepresentation” in concealing information about a police drug informant. The case against Joseph W. Lee III, formerly with the Portsmouth commonwealth’s attorney’s office, marks ...

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Calculating lost profits: an overview (access required)

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Commercial damages can occur in breach of contract and business tort cases and result in claims for lost profits or diminished business value. Intellectual property infringement, securities fraud and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. This article provides ...

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State agrees to treat inmate with Hepatitis C (access required)

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Virginia inmates seeking treatment for Hepatitis C may have made progress with federal litigation, but – even after the state agreed to provide treatment for one prisoner – the state prison system’s overall treatment policy remains unclear. A federal judge ...

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‘Leaders,’ Up & Comers for 2018 named

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Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2018 classes of “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Leaders Now in its 13th year, the “Leaders in the Law” awards program recognizes the lawyers ...

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Inquiries into alleged harassment didn’t violate 1st Amendment (access required)

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The University of South Carolina didn’t violate student groups’ First Amendment rights by making inquiries into harassment allegations after a rally for “free speech,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 16. The appeals court unanimously upheld the ...

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