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Comeback story

Bruce C. Britton has been without a valid Virginia law license for 19 years. According to this announcement, on June 27, the State Bar disciplinary board will hear his request for reinstatement. Mr. Britton told the VSB that he wants ...

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Finger splint infringement

A new copyright law opinion from U.S. District Judge Norman Moon gains our notice for several reasons. It sheds light on a niche market — “fine quality jewelry” finger splints. It includes a citation to Green Eggs and Ham. And ...

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Coaches wearing blinders?

High school coaches in Harrisonburg are under scrutiny for allegedly turning a blind eye to student criminal activity, according to the Daily News Record. The article claims that state law requires teachers and coaches to report substance abuse activity, but ...

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CRESPA bond is doubled

The CRESPA bond requirement is being increased, according to this announcement from the Virginia State Bar. An amendment to Code § 6.1-2.21 increasing the minimum CRESPA surety bond from $100,000 to $200,000 will be effective on July 1, 2008. UPDATE: ...

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Va. Tech families settle, AP says

Lawyers for families of 21 of the Virginia Tech shooting victims said today they have agreed to an $11 million settlement with the Commonwealth of Virginia, according to an AP account in The Roanoke Times and other newspapers. At least ...

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One injury, one recovery

As we reported recently, it’s an open issue in Virginia whether a plaintiff’s lawyer has to choose between a wrongful death and a survival action before trial. In case we needed reminding, here comes a Maryland federal court decision (by ...

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