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Stress prompted seizures in Roanoke County school (access required)

ROANOKE—Stress may have played a role in causing some of the strange, seizure-like symptoms in about 10 people at a Roanoke County high school, Virginia Department of Health officials said last week. Health officials said that the events at William ...

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Gilmore makes his bid for Senate seat official (access required)

Republican former Gov. Jim Gilmore has formally committed himself to run for retiring U.S. Sen. John W. Warner’s seat. Also last week, a state legislator emerged as a potential Republican rival to Gilmore. Del. Christopher B. Saxman said he is ...

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House GOP caucus re-elects its leadership (access required)

Members of the House Republican Caucus re-elected their leadership team for the next two General Assembly sessions. Jeff Ryer, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, said all four members of the House of Delegates leadership were affirmed on ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 1, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section III, imposed a public reprimand with terms on Richmond lawyer Joseph M. Gregory for failing to keep his client informed about the representation and for failing to return ...

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Criminal – Capital Case – Rule 29 Motion – Judgment Of Acquittal (access required)

A defendant is not entitled to a judgment of acquittal on his conviction for the brutal murder of a woman while engaged in a drug-trafficking conspiracy, where the evidence amply demonstrated that he killed the woman in order to prevent ...

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Mental health panel's agenda for '08 is short (access required)

A new standard for the involuntary commitment of a person who is mentally ill and a proposal for mandatory outpatient commitment will be among a relatively small number of issues the Commission on Mental Health Reform will present to the ...

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McGuireWoods didn't violate the FMLA (access required)

BALTIMORE—A federal jury has rejected a former legal secretary’s claim that she was wrongfully fired from the Baltimore office of McGuireWoods LLP for taking time to care for her ailing mother. The secretary, Nancy M. Adair, alleged her September 2005 ...

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Service on house-sitter ineffective (access required)

A Rockbridge County Circuit judge has dismissed a woman’s lawsuit against her dentist because the suit papers were served on a house-sitter the day before the service period ran. Even though the house-sitter gave the documents to the defendant when ...

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ER doc can testify on seizure, but not woman's cause of death (access required)

An emergency room doctor’s experience qualified him to testify that a patient might have suffered an alcohol withdrawal syndrome seizure but not to testify that such a seizure caused her death. The Supreme Court of Virginia reached that conclusion earlier ...

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President Bush taps Davis, Novak for federal judgeships (access required)

WASHINGTON—President Bush has nominated Virginians for federal district judgeships in Richmond and Alexandria. David J. Novak of Montpelier, an assistant U.S. attorney who was a key prosecutor in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, was nominated for the Richmond seat, and ...

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