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Contract – Women’s College – Student Expectations (access required)

A group of female students who enrolled at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College expecting to attend a primarily single-sex college cannot sue the board of trustees for breach of contract when the college decided in 2006 to transition to coeducational, the Virginia ...

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Burton to lead ODBA, other leaders elected (access required)

Beverly A. Burton, a senior assistant city attorney in Richmond, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Old Dominion Bar Association. Other officers installed last month at the ODBA’s annual meeting in Richmond are: • Robert ...

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Portsmouth’s Davis gets federal district judgeship (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Portsmouth Circuit Judge Mark Davis to a federal district court judgeship in Alexandria. Davis has served as chief of the Portsmouth Circuit Court since July 2006. Last Tuesday’s confirmation of the 46-year-old judge is ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Probable Cause (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court upholds a circuit court decision that respondent may not be civilly committed as a “sexually violent predator” under Va. Code § 37.2-906 based on the commonwealth’s evidence, including contradictory testimony of the commonwealth’s expert Dr. Dennis ...

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Contract – Government Contract – Storm Clean-Up – False Claims Act – ‘Public Disclosure’ Bar (access required)

A secretary for a local conservation district in North Carolina who suspected irregularities in the administration of federal Emergency Watershed Protection contracts awarded after flooding in 1995, will not have her federal False Claims Act suit barred as based on ...

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Criminal – Terrorist Affiliation – Sentencing (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an Arab-American’s conviction on nine criminal counts arising from his affiliation with an al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Medina, Saudi Arabia and his participation in plans to commit terrorist attacks in the U.S., including assassination of the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 25, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Charles M. Rust-Tierney of Fairfax, based on a felony charge of receipt of child pornography. According to the VSB, Rust-Tierney pleaded guilty to the charge ...

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