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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Pedestrians settle cases against driver who struck them (access required)

On July 30, 2004, the plaintiffs, boyfriend and girlfriend, were visiting the city of Virginia Beach. Darren Dillman had been sent there by his employer to attend a trade school. Jennifer Snay accompanied him. At approximately 9:10 p.m. the two ...

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NFL's Vick indicted by federal grand jury in dogfighting case (access required)

(AP) When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted. That’s just one of the gruesome allegations that emerged last Tuesday when ...

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Bush nominates NC judge for 4th Circuit (access required)

President Bush on Tuesday nominated U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. to a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Conrad, a judge in the Western District of North Carolina, sits in Charlotte. He was nominated by ...

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Loudoun supervisors vote to restrict illegal immigrants (access required)

LEESBURG—Loudoun County supervisors voted last Tuesday to restrict illegal immigrants’ access to county services with a measure similar to one passed a week ago by its Northern Virginia neighbor, Prince William County. The nine-member Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for ...

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Clinton promises to expand aid to local governments (access required)

Sen. Hillary Clinton accused the Bush administration Tuesday of eroding federal partnerships with local governments ranging from health coverage for children to homeland security. The Democratic presidential contender drew enthusiastic applause from about 2,500 county officials representing 45 states at ...

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Inmate caught after manhunt near Va. Tech wants trial moved (access required)

CHRISTIANSBURG—An escaped jail inmate who was the object of a manhunt that paralyzed the Virginia Tech community on the first day of classes last fall wants his trial moved, arguing he can’t get a fair hearing because of publicity surrounding ...

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Kaine to host conference on campus security (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will host a conference for Virginia colleges and universities to share information on strategies and services related to campus security in the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, his office announced last week. The Aug. ...

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Richmond lawyer gives $2.6M to Randolph-Macon College (access required)

Richmond lawyer Everette G. “Buddy” Allen has donated $2.6 million to Randolph-Macon College, earmarking the bulk of it for local scholarships and for the athletic department, school officials said last week. Allen, a 1962 Randolph-Macon graduate, said the scholarship assistance ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Daily E-Mail Alert from July 13 to July 19. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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Employment – ERISA – Appeal Deadline – Standard Of Review (access required)

In this case of first impression, the district court will apply a modified abuse of discretion standard in this denial of an ERISA appeal after expiration of the regulatory deadline, and ask the parties to file cross-motions for summary judgment ...

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