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Circuit City challenges fine over TV notices (access required)

Federal regulators should throw out fines imposed against Circuit City Stores Inc. for violating rules regarding next year’s switch from analog to digital television, the consumer electronics retailer said in a filing Tuesday. The Federal Communications Com-mission last month fined ...

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Hart gains Roanoke-area pro bono award (access required)

Ross C. Hart, an attorney in Salem, received the 23rd Circuit’s pro bono award for 2007 earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Hart was nominated for the award by John E. Whitfield, executive ...

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VBA gives Book Center grant for ‘Big Read’ (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia Bar Association has presented the Virginia Foundation Center for the Book with a $1,500 grant to support two statewide student competitions for the Center’s “Big Read in Virginia” project based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 21, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section I, imposed a public reprimand with terms on Chester lawyer Travis R. Williams for violating rules of professional conduct that govern diligence and communication. According to the VSB, ...

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Cause of action for tarnished diploma?

Two enterprising West Virginia lawyers are soliciting clients to sue West Virginia University, claiming that the school’s decision to award a degree to an under-qualified but well-connected candidate has diminished the value of its degrees across the board. The Huntington ...

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