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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pay hike for juvenile appointments is killed (access required)

The House of Delegates has killed the hopes of court-appointed attorneys in juvenile court for what they view as more equitable pay. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine had recommended amending a bill that provides for the waiver of fee caps for ...

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Hunton & Williams adds 93 in Texas (access required)

A very sad day for what was once a major Dallas law firm was a very good one for Hunton & Williams. The Richmond-based legal giant absorbed 93 lawyers from Jenkens & Gilchrist, the day after the Dallas firm closed ...

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Three steps to a slam-dunk cross-examination (access required)

Of everything that goes into being a trial lawyer, nothing is more difficult, more subtle or more challenging than cross-examination. Writing about cross-examination is a little bit like writing about golf. Reading an article by Tiger Woods on the fundamentals ...

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Court backs environmentalists, regulators on power plants (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court gave a boost Monday to a federal clean air initiative aimed at forcing utilities to install pollution control equipment on aging coal-fired power plants. In a unanimous decision, the justices ruled against Duke Energy Corp. ...

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English, American chief justices to appear at UR (access required)

The Chief Justice of the United States and the Chief Justice of England and Wales will be among the participants at The Rule of Law Conference in Richmond Wednesday through Saturday. The conference is part of the commemoration of the ...

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Virginia to study impact of illegal immigration on crime (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission is establishing a task force to study the effect of illegal immigration on the state’s criminal justice system. The 16-member group will examine crimes by and against illegal immigrants in Virginia and tabulate the financial ...

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Man ordered to prison in $8 million Ponzi scheme (access required)

A man who admitted bilking hundreds of investors out of $8 million will serve 12 years and seven months in prison on mail fraud and money laundering charges. James E. Brown Jr., 23, apologized to his victims at his sentencing ...

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Local governments sue FCC over cable rules (access required)

WASHINGTON—Local governments across the country went to court last Tuesday to challenge federal rules intended to spur competition in the cable television industry. Lawyers for organizations representing cities and counties asked the appeals courts to invalidate rules the Federal Communications ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 23, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of John C. Macdonald of Fairfax. According to the VSB, the board found that Macdonald committed a criminal or deliberately wrongful act and violated Rules of ...

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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 30 to April 5. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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