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OxyContin maker hit for $600M in fines (access required)

The manufacturer of OxyContin, one of the drug scourges of rural America, has been sentenced in Abingdon federal court to five years’ probation and monetary sanctions totaling $600 million. On July 20, U.S. District Judge James P. Jones took guilty ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Colleen Haddow Pate, Darcey Geissler, Robert M. Worster III, and Elizabeth Y. McKenzie have joined Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent PC, in Fairfax, as associate attorneys. * * * Michael R. Vanderpool has received the Arthur W. Sinclair Profession-alism Award ...

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Judge to rule Thursday on civil fees

A Henrico County General District judge said today that he will rule next Thursday on the constitutionality of the civil remedial fees for abusive drivers. Anthony O. Price pleaded no contest before Judge Archer L. Yeatts III to a misdemeanor ...

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VSB committee withdraws controversial opinion

Political reality outweighs a nuanced view of legal ethics. The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar reached that conclusion last week in withdrawing advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1829, which would have eliminated the bright-line guidance that ...

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