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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 Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. The originating source of a story is indicated after the item. If you are not presently receiving this Alert, ...

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VSB young lawyers to hold bench-bar celebration dinner (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference will be holding its Annual Bench-Bar Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Bull and Bear Club in downtown Richmond. This event has been held annually since 1996 to honor newly elected ...

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D.C. appeals handgun ban to U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

WASHINGTON—The District of Columbia has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the city’s 30-year-old ban on private handgun ownership. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it could lead to the first ...

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400th anniversary increases visits at most Virginia tourist attractions (access required)

JAMESTOWN—The event that was expected to dramatically increase tourism in Virginia—a weekend celebration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown—fell short of expectations, but related attractions have reported big increases in visitation. Some other sites reported a decrease as the summer ...

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Virginia balances trash imports by exporting hazardous waste (access required)

Virginia’s status as a leading trash importer gets a lot of attention and obscures this fact: The state exports about half of its hazardous waste- material that can harm people and the environment. Virginia sent other states 67,129 tons of ...

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Former colonoscope salesman sentenced for stealing devices (access required)

PITTSBURGH—A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing 66 colonoscopes from hospitals in Virginia and five other states. Michael Marburger was also ordered this week to pay $1.6 million in restitution. Federal prosecutors say he ...

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Immigration – Naturalization Application – 'Examination' – Jurisdiction (access required)

An Alexandria federal district court changes course and follows the majority view that the 120-day period for adjudicating a naturalization application is triggered by an applicant’s “examination” by Citizenship & Immigration Service under 8 U.S.C. Sect. 1447(b), but as a ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Credit – 'Willfulness' Standard (access required)

A woman who sued Trans Union LLC claiming she was denied a loan as a result of Trans Union’s failure to conduct a reinvestigation in compliance with Sect. 1681i of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. Sects. 1681a et ...

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