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Wise County mine death first in state since 2004 (access required)

A 61-year-old Virginia man has died after a roof collapse at a Wise County mine, marking the state’s first coal-mining death in more than three years. David Sizemore of Big Stone Gap was airlifted Tuesday to a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital, ...

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City gets federal money for light rail starter line (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk’s light rail starter line has received an $18.9 million boost from the federal government. Federal Transit Administrator James S. Simpson announced the appropriation last week. It’s part of the $128 million the federal government has pledged for the line, ...

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Intellectual Property – FOIA Request – BlackBerry Litigation (access required)

The Hunton & Williams law firm is entitled to some of the documents it seeks from the Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act, related to litigation in which NTP Inc. has claimed patent infringement by Research in ...

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Lexington student takes top honor in VSB’s annual essay competition (access required)

Emily Ann Walker, a senior at Rockbridge County High School, has won first place in the 2008 Law in Society Award Competition sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section. This is the 16th year for the essay ...

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W&L law student to be editor of ABA’s ‘Student Lawyer’ (access required)

Charles E. Gates Jr., a second-year student at the Washington and Lee law school, will be student editor of Student Lawyer magazine for the 2008-09 academic year. Published by the American Bar Association, Student Lawyer provides information and guidance on ...

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Justice Stephenson receives Groot Professionalism Award (access required)

Supreme Court Senior Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson Jr. has been named the third recipient of the annual Roger Groot Professionalism Award, given by the Ted Dalton Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Stephenson received the award at the chapter’s ...

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Holocaust Museum to host ABA project, dedicate courtroom exhibit (access required)

The Virginia Holocaust Museum will dedicate its Nuremberg Courtroom Exhibit Thursday, May 1, as part of a Rule of Law Conference at the museum. The conference, organized under the auspices of the American Bar Association World Justice Project, will begin ...

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Criminal – Jury Trial Waiver – Cocaine Conspiracy (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies rehearing en banc in this case, in which the panel held that although defendant did not personally sign the motion drafted and signed by his lawyer waiving defendant’s right to a jury trial, the district court ...

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Illegal Virginia arrest does not require suppression of drugs (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last week that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law. The unanimous decision came in a case from ...

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Commercial – Satellite TV Piracy – Wiretap Act – Statutory Damages (access required)

Contrary to the argument of plaintiff satellite TV company, who won a default judgment against a man who illegally obtained services by using a pirate access device to unscramble the satellite signal, a district court is not obliged to award ...

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