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Richmond judges prep for changes (access required)

Richmond Circuit Court was unique in two respects. It operated out of two courthouses, and seven of the eight judges typically heard only civil or criminal cases. The first distinction ended last year, when all circuit court operations in the ...

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Administrative – Pier Reconstruction – Post-Construction Permit (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court had no authority to order dismantling of an upper-deck bar on a Norfolk fishing pier restaurant, the Court of Appeals holds; the appellate court OK’d an after-the-fact pier permit issued by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission ...

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Civil Procedure – Diversity – Fraudulent Joinder – Maritime Negligence (access required)

A longshoreman who was injured while loading lumber onto the M/V Saudi Abha at the Newport News Marine Terminal cannot get his negligence action against the National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia remanded from the U.S. District Court to Portsmouth ...

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Taxation – LILO Transaction – No Genuine Debt (access required)

A district court did not err in ruling that this “lease-in, lease-out” transaction did not allow the taxpayer to acquire a genuine leasehold interest or incur a genuine debt, and the 4th Circuit upholds the IRS’s disallowance of the deductions ...

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Agee confirmed, Kaine seeks input for successor (access required)

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously confirmed Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee to fill a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Bush nominated Agee in March to fill one of five vacancies on the ...

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Colorful case … defendant guilty (access required)

“Barney deals.” “Rednecking.” Re-programming the dates on fax machines. Deleting e-mails. Slipping altered documents to an attorney during trial. As recounted by U.S. District Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr., those are some of the colorful details in the effort of ...

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