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Monthly Archives: November 2008

‘Red Flag’ rules catching some businesses by surprise (access required)

Lawyers who advise businesses are fielding calls from clients about new federal requirements for identity theft prevention programs. While lawyers say business owners are often surprised to find they’re affected by the new rules, complying with the rules themselves is ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Gary Charles Leedes Gary Charles Leedes, emeritus professor who taught at the University of Richmond law school for 26 years, died Nov. 4 after a short illness. He was 74. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Leedes received a bachelor’s degree in ...

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Lisa Clement enters the VADA leadership (access required)

Richmond lawyer Lisa F. Clement has entered the leadership loop of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. She became the group’s secretary at its annual meeting in Richmond last month. Assuming a normal progression of officers, she will be the ...

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Altria, Philip Morris USA plan job cuts (access required)

NEW YORK—Altria Group, the owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, confirmed last week that it has started to cut jobs because of the widespread economic turmoil. A spokesman declined to say how many cuts would be made but said ...

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Prosecutors seek to move sheriff’s trial to Roanoke (access required)

HARRISONBURG—Federal prosecutors are seeking to move Page County Sheriff Daniel W. Presgraves’ trial on racketeering and other charges to U.S. District Court in Roanoke. In a motion filed last week in Harrisonburg, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the jury pool ...

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Official: Richmond deck that collapsed didn’t have permits (access required)

A building official in Richmond says a deck that collapsed and injured 21 people wasn’t properly permitted or constructed. Commissioner of Buildings Arthur Dahlberg says his office found no building permit on file for the second-story wooden deck attached to ...

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Harrisonburg’s Domonoske honored for legal aid work (access required)

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has launched its new John Kent Shumate Jr. Advocate of the Year awards by recognizing two Virginians who have worked to enhance the rights of the downtrodden. Harrisonburg lawyer Tom Domonoske works primarily on auto ...

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Ex-FBI agents ask clemency grant for the ‘Norfolk Four’ (access required)

Thirty retired FBI agents have joined former justice officials and others in urging Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to grant clemency to four former sailors convicted in the rape and murder of a Norfolk woman in 1997. The former agents – ...

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W&M, VCU team to help veterans with disability claims (access required)

The College of William and Mary law school and Virginia Commonwealth University are teaming up to help veterans with their disability claims and to offer them mental-health services. The Veterans Benefits Clinic will assist military members with service-related disability compensation ...

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Heart solution maker settled for more than $6M (access required)

The maker of a solution used in heart surgery paid more than $6 million to settle six cases in which a patients died after surgery at Mary Washington Hospital near Fredericksburg in 2004 and 2005. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, its ...

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