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Thro to move to Christopher Newport

William E. Thro will step down next week after four years as Virginia’s solicitor general to become university counsel at Christopher Newport University. Thro’s deputy, Stephen R. McCullough will become solicitor general. The solicitor section in the attorney general’s office ...

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The NRC’s secret plan for less secrecy

That seems to be one possible take on this story from The (Lynchburg) News & Advance. The Lynchburg area is home to a plant (right) that processes highly-enriched uranium, the stuff that’s used in Navy nuclear reactors.  It’s not always ...

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Negligence – Premises Liability – Third-Party Assault – Social Guest

A tenant’s guest who was attacked by a trespasser to the apartment complex can sue the complex owners and managers, who allegedly had claimed enhanced security at the complex, for negligence and as a third-party beneficiary of the contract between ...

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Intellectual Property – Drug Application – ANDA – Injunction (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies a temporary restraining order sought by plaintiff pharmaceutical company that alleges it agreed to fund defendant pharmaceutical company’s development of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Metformin, a diabetes medication, and Benzonantae, a ...

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Tort – FTCA – Prison Inmate – Multiple Attacks

A federal inmate who alleges he informed prison authorities that he had been attacked and was vulnerable to repeat attack by gang members has his claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act dismissed by a Roanoke U.S. District Court. Brown ...

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Warner ducks TV debate

Just as former Gov. Mark Warner was basking in the limelight after his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver comes word that he’s balked at a broadcast debate with his Republican foe back in Virginia. According to ...

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As Jimmy Durante said …

… everybody wants to get into the act. Today comes word from Washington Post blogger Tim Craig that Terry McAuliffe, energetic Democratic fundraiser, McLean businessman, and lawyer who apparently has never practiced law, is considering a run for governor. McAuliffe ...

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Civil Rights – Online Land Records – Privacy Right – SSNs

A Richmond U.S. District Court holds that Va. Code Sec. 59.1-443.2 is unconstitutional and cannot be applied to the Web site of a privacy-rights advocate who has used her Web site to post SSNs of legislators and clerks of court. ...

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Abingdon’s Rogers Stuart dies

Former delegate and former Virginia Bar Association president George Rogers Clark Stuart of Abingdon died Saturday at 83.  According to his obituary in the Bristol Herald Courier, Mr. Stuart served in decisive Army action in World War II.  He practiced ...

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