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Lawyers in the News (access required)

David B. Kendall of the Chandler Law Group has become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum recognizes trial attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements as principal counsel. The organization was ...

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Felon with firearm gets new sentencing

A Richmond federal judge didn’t follow a stair-step approach in sentencing a felon with a firearm, so the defendant gets a second shot at sentencing. Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit released an unpublished opinion in U.S. v. Tinsley, vacating ...

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Replacements for Ellis, Payne recommended

Virginia Senators John Warner and Jim Webb have recommended candidates they say are “outstanding Virginians with exemplary qualifications” for federal judgeships in the Eastern District of Virginia: ? Joanne F. Alper of Arlington, a Virginia circuit judge in Arlington County ...

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Judge rejects ‘deepening insolvency’ theory

In case you’ve been waiting for a Virginia court to weigh in on the theory of “deepening insolvency,” that time has come. The theory is a way of holding corporate directors liable for operating a financially strapped company in a ...

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Lawyers allowed back in Norfolk jail

The Norfolk jail has changed its lawyer visitation policy … again. Now, lawyers can visit their clients behind bars in the cell blocks, so long as they sign a waiver form acknowledging the jail’s safety policies, reports The Virginian-Pilot. The ...

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Judges’ complaint, prosecutor’s response detailed

The Virginian-Pilot has obtained the ethics complaint that Virginia Beach circuit judges filed against Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant III and Bryant’s formal response to the complaint. The judges said they were concerned about reports that Bryant had said at ...

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In memoriam: James W. Renney Sr.

James W. Renney Sr. will be remembered by many people as the longtime master of ceremonies at the annual shad planking in Wakefield. That time-honored Virginia political event has attracted politicians and candidates from both parties for years. Mr. Renney, ...

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