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Senator proposes revamp of lawyer discipline system

A state senator says Virginia lawyers deserve a more independent ear when they fight against Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The VSB retorts that the Jan. 12 proposal from Sen. Chap Petersen favors accused lawyers at the expense of protecting ...

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Conditional pardon for man sentenced under ‘kingpin’ statute

Gov. Ralph Northam in his last weeks in office granted a conditional pardon to a South Boston man convicted of nonviolent drug offenses under a state law colloquially known as the “kingpin” law. Jesse Dunaway was the only person in ...

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VLW’s Million-Dollar Jury Verdicts of 2021

Virginia Lawyers Weekly compiles a feature each year that highlights the million-dollar verdicts of the prior year, usually run in late January. Typically, there are between 15-20 jury verdicts reported to us where the jury awarded $1 million or more. ...

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Breit Cantor break up

Breit Cantor, the major personal injury firm created by the merger of two Virginia firms less than three years ago, has decided to break up. The split will see the creation of two new firms: Breit Biniazan and Cantor Grana ...

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Parental property? Court adopts balancing test to award viable pre-embryo

A trial court’s award of a preserved pre-embryo to a wife with no compensation to the husband for his share of the marital property has been reversed by the Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Marla Graff Decker remanded the case ...

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