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Sudan liable for USS Cole attack, damages under review (access required)

NORFOLK—A federal judge has found Sudan liable for the bombing of the USS Cole but said he will need time to determine damages for the families of the 17 sailors killed when terrorists attacked the Navy destroyer in 2000. “There ...

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Arlington jury votes death for man who killed cop (access required)

ARLINGTON—A jury has recommended the death penalty for a man who killed a Norfolk police officer in October of 2005. Thomas Porter, 31, was convicted of capital murder March 7 after he admitted shooting Stanley Reaves three times in the ...

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4th Circuit: Judge exceeded authority on evidentiary issue (access required)

A Virginia judge lacked authority to order the government to provide evidence from the Zacarias Moussaoui trial to the families of Sept. 11 victims for use in their lawsuits against the airline industry and others, a federal appeals court ruled ...

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Subdivision put on lock down over good deed that backfired (access required)

SUFFOLK—A good Samaritan’s attempt to reunite a heart patient with his medication backfired last week, causing authorities to put a subdivision on lock down for more than two hours. Police describe the scene like this: A man on a stroll ...

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Ex-ODU student claimed roommate planned sabotage (access required)

NORFOLK–A former Old Dominion University student who said he falsely reported that his roommate was plotting to sabotage Navy ships because he was angry with him was sentenced last Monday to probation. Philip A. Bent, 27, admitted anonymously calling Norfolk ...

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Google wins key ruling in patent dispute with Virginia company (access required)

SAN FRANCISCO—Online search leader Google Inc. has won a key court ruling in a patent dispute over its popular three-dimensional software that provides Internet tours of the Earth. In a summary judgment issued last Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock ...

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Former mortgage company official sentenced for fraud (access required)

The former controller of a Richmond mortgage company was sentenced March 9 to four years and nine months in prison for defrauding his employer out of about $2.3 million over three years. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson also ordered ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 2, 2007, the Virginia State Bar’s Seventh District Committee issued a public reprimand to David L. Konick, who practices in Washington, Va. According to the VSB, the committee found that Konick had committed a crime that reflected adversely ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the VLW Daily E-Mail Alert and as featured daily news links on the VLW Web site, www.valawyersweekly.com, from March 9 to March 14. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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