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Work on holding facility for illegals to begin in Farmville (access required)

FARMVILLE—Construction of a $21 million holding facility for illegal immigrants is expected to begin in mid-October in Farmville. The 1,040-bed holding facility will be run by ICA-Farmville and will employ almost 200 people. Construction is expected to be completed by ...

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Employer loses anyway

The Supreme Court of Virginia again rejected Friday by unpublished order the contention of Dillards Inc. that malicious prosecution complaints filed by two former employees had to be decided by arbitration. This time, the decision in Dillard’s Inc. v. Judkins, ...

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Off with their wigs!

British judges now look more like their American counterparts in civil courts. As of Wednesday, the wigs and the elaborate robes, wing collars and collarettes that many of them wore are no more. The judges will be bareheaded and wear ...

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Vick lawyer wants mediator

Lawyers for Michael Vick have asked a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint a mediator to help settle his financial obligations with creditors. As reported by the Associated Press, Judge Frank J. Santoro told a representative of several creditors to make ...

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Man charged with murder of Roanoke lawyer

A Floyd County man is charged with murder and hit-and-run in the death of Roanoke lawyer Tom Farrell. Farrell was struck and killed in January as he jogged on a Roanoke County street.  A grand jury today indicted Jeffrey Martin ...

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Negligence – Premises Liability – Wholesale Club – Shooting

A woman can sue the Wholesale Club where she worked – but not the store manager – for the store’s failure to adequately warn or provide security from her husband who shot her on store property, a Norfolk Circuit Court ...

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Judge oversees hospital demolition

One of Bristol’s most graceful structures is suffering a most ungraceful death. The 83-year-old Kings Mountain Memorial Hospital on West State Street fell into such disrepair after its closing that the city took the owner to court to force action.  ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.”  So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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Smithfield Foods, union settle their conflict (access required)

Smithfield Foods dropped a racketeering and extortion lawsuit against a union, which in turn agreed last week to end its bitter economic and publicity campaign against the nation’s largest pork producer. As part of the settlement, both sides agreed to ...

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Lemons honored by London Inn of Court

On Tuesday, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons will become an honorary Master of the Bench of the MiddleTemple, one of the four Inns of Court in London that fosters many of the barristers to the Bar of England ...

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