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Blacksburg’s “big box” case gets a writ

The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear Blacksburg’s appeal in the town’s efforts to strictly regulate a proposed large-scale retail development, widely assumed to be a Wal-Mart.  The writ, granted yesterday, is posted here by The Roanoke Times. Previously, the ...

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Government lawyers watching Glebe case

A Baptist-run retirement home in the Roanoke suburbs is the focus of a property tax case argued today before the Supreme Court of Virginia. As reported by The Roanoke Times, local government leaders say the high court’s decision on The ...

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County sues to stop state-funded project

Montgomery County today filed suit in Richmond Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the state’s public funding of a planned intermodal rail facility.  The complaint is here.  In a news release, county leaders lay out their case for opposition to ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment

In this proceeding to have a convicted rapist civilly committed as a Sexually Violent Predator under Va. Code §§ 37.2-900, a Greensville County Circuit Court denies respondent’s motions in limine to prohibit the commonwealth from referencing any results of tests ...

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Search & Seizure – Blanket Suppression Order – Healthcare Fraud Suspect – Tax Evasion

On interlocutory appeal, the 4th Circuit vacates a district court’s blanket suppression order of financial documents seized by federal agents from the home medical office of a doctor suspected of healthcare fraud but prosecuted for tax evasion; the district court ...

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Judge Coulter’s humor remembered

Roanoke lawyers honored the memory of the late Circuit Judge Jack Coulter at a bar meeting Tuesday.  Both Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein and retired District Judge James P. Brice (right) recalled Judge Coulter not only as a distinguished jurist, ...

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Employment – Contract – Noncompete – Kentucky Law

In a government contractor’s suit alleging defendant former employees violated a noncompete by going to work for a competing producer of secure IDs, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says applying Kentucky law to the one-year, nationwide noncompete provision does not ...

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Suit to quit House for Williams Mullen job

Del. Terrie L. Suit, R-Virginia Beach, will leave the House of Delegates next month to take a lobbying job with Richmond-based Williams Mullen, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Suit (right) will work with the government relations team, headed by former Attorney General Jerry ...

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