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Lessons from Florence: Disaster planning for law firms (access required)


As this issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly was being put to bed, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, was headed for landfall in the Carolinas, with heavy rain and wind expected for Virginia. Large population centers in the commonwealth appeared ...

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Davis to retire as VSB’s top prosecutor (access required)


Virginia State Bar Counsel Edward L. “Ned” Davis is retiring this year after 25 years of prosecuting wayward lawyers. With about 30 years as a state employee, Davis, 65, said the time is right to step aside and spend more ...

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Judge blasts patent lawyer, orders $1M payment (access required)


An Alexandria federal judge pointedly condemned the “dishonesty” of a patent lawyer who profited from licensing a company’s patent portfolio while keeping the company in the dark about his activities. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady said Erik Cherdak’s “character for ...

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Retained urnings (access required)


A Roanoke woman says the funeral home that handled her husband’s remains ignored its promise to give separate ash urns to estranged family members. She claims in a lawsuit that the home gave both urns to a stepdaughter who now ...

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Top podcasts for lawyers (access required)


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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