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Journal: The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association



Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006



Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

 



Practice Pointers

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006



The duty to protect the client in Rule 4:10 examination

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.2



Two Perspectives

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006



The U.S. Supreme Court reduces the Medicaid lien

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.4



Medicaid liens: U.S. Supreme Court provides welcome relief

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.5



Emerging Issues

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006



Grief expert testimony is admissible when helpful

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.9
Experts in the field of grief counseling say the average person does not fully understand the grief and mourning process, so why should we expect that of our juries? When this particular testimony is important, Mr. Creager suggests the use of qualified grief experts.



Enforceability of waivers of federal statutory employment rights

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.15
The importance of employment rights, and the uncertainty surrounding applicable authority, Mr. Shelley contends, makes even a well thought-out release agreement vulnerable to attack.



Challenges to enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.20
Unlike most areas of employment law which tend to favor the employer, writes Mr. Shelley, the law governing restrictive employment covenants favor the employee. Learn about these contracts and what's been happening in Virginia.



The impact of the Class Action Fairness Act in Virginia

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.24
Is there now access to class action remedies in Virginia for indirect purchaser actions? The authors present the case based on the recent Class Action Fairness Act and its impact, particularly in states like Virginia where no class action mechanism has existed.



Disputing home loan servicing abuse through RESPA

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.32
Since Virginia law does not provide a remedy for mortgage loan servicing issues, consumers are left with only two options, explains Mr. Pittman. First is personal bankruptcy and second, in very specific circumstances, is the use of dispute resolution services through the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.



Conflicts of law: Maximizing your recovery when handling Workers' Compensation claims involving multiple jurisdictions

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:34:03 EST

Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2006 p.34
Mr. Reinhardt addresses the challenges faced by Workers' Compensation attorneys who face varying requirements in a multi jurisdictional claim.