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Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • Watch What You Say...

    Posted By CSCS || 24-Oct-2013

    Ordinarily, for purposes of testimony and evidence, an out of court statement which is being introduced at trial to prove the truth of the matter being asserted is not admissible in evidence because it is "hearsay." One of the reasons this is so is because there is no opportunity to verify that what is alleged to have been said, actually was said. That is, the lawyers do not have the ...
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  • Liens and the Personal Injury Case

    Posted By CSCS || 21-Oct-2013

    Traditional Liens It is important for plaintiffs to remember in personal injury actions in Virginia that certain types of liens may attach to any eventual settlement or verdict. What follows are a few examples: if a plaintiff has Medicare, Medicaid or health insurance, very often those entities will subrogate, that is, place a lien on any recovery. Federal liens have priority. Usually, the amounts ...
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  • Authored by Allan M. Siegel Researchers from the National Motorists Association (NMA) have found an increase in traffic accidents at intersections where red light cameras were installed in Newport News, Virginia. The study analyzed crash data from the past six years and confirmed that the use of camera enforcement failed to uphold a promise of improving safety. In fact, in 2005, the Virginia ...
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  • Whistleblower Receives $14 Million from SEC

    Posted By CSCS || 2-Oct-2013

    Authored by Allan Siegel On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 regulators from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the SEC had awarded a $14 million dollar cash reward to a whistleblower involved in assisting an investigation that recovered "substantial" investor funds. The details of the case and the whistleblower were not identified by the SEC. The award is the largest ...
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