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High court upholds arbitration win for Alexandria lawyer (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia will not disturb an arbitration decision that absolved an Alexandria attorney of ethics accusations and slammed a plaintiff with more than $900,000 in sanctions. The decision by five justices could end a protracted battle over ...

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The duty to protect others (access required)

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A sharply divided Supreme Court of Virginia says those who assume a duty to guard against criminal harm can be liable only if they communicate their undertaking. A four-justice majority of the high court affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit against ...

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Boosting lawyer wellness (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is proposing a “modest assessment” of Virginia lawyers to pay for a dramatic expansion of the state’s malnourished lawyer assistance program that battles substance abuse and mental health issues. The court approved a strategic plan ...

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