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Jury calls for 38-year sentence for Mormon missionary murderer (access required)

CHESAPEAKE—A jury in Chesapeake has recommended a Virginia man spend 38 and a half years in prison for killing a Mormon missionary and wounding another. The sentence recommended last week for James Boughton Jr. will be considered by a trial ...

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McDonnell proposes legislation to eliminate election problems (access required)

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is backing legislation to streamline the voting process, standardize guidelines to determine voter residence, and ensure that all ballots are properly counted. McDonnell, a Republican running for governor, outlined last week eight voting-related proposals to be ...

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Perriello declared winner in 5th District election recount (access required)

It’s official. Democrat Tom Perriello won the 5th Congressional District seat from incumbent Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. by 727 votes out of more than 315,000 cast in the Nov. 4 election. Although the numbers varied, Perriello had maintained a ...

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Norfolk delegation agrees on circuit court nominees (access required)

Electing three new judges in Norfolk in the next session of the General Assembly apparently won’t be a repeat of the battle to fill three circuit court vacancies there that occurred this year. Sources say the delegation has agreed on: ...

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Governor proposes budget cuts; court system largely unaffected (access required)

The judicial system appears to have escaped unscathed from the latest round of budget cuts announced last week by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. The governor is trimming $2.9 billion from the state’s two-year, $78 billion budget. The cuts Kaine proposed ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 26, 2008, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee publicly admonished Charlottesville lawyer Richard J. Oulton with terms for violating professional rules that govern fees; conflict of interest; safekeeping property; declining or terminating representation; and attempted misconduct. His ...

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Judges talk about new federal courthouse

Richmond federal judges have some observations about the new courthouse at Seventh and Broad streets on the Richmond Bar Association’s Web site. The judges think the new courtrooms are more lawyer and juror friendly, with better acoustics and technology. They ...

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Judges talk about new federal courthouse

Richmond federal judges have some observations about the new courthouse at Seventh and Broad streets on the Richmond Bar Association’s Web site. The judges think the new courtrooms are more lawyer and juror friendly, with better acoustics and technology. They ...

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Insurance – Life Insurance – Policy Lapse Notice – Pleading Bad Faith

An executor pleading bad faith states a claim with “bad faith” asserted in her contract claim and a request for attorney’s fees; a Newport News U.S. District Court says she can try her claim for inadequate lapse notice under Va. ...

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A citator by any other name?

Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase Inc., came to Richmond yesterday to talk about the company’s contract for legal research service with the Virginia State Bar, which is up for renewal in February. A VSB task force, headed by president-elect Jon ...

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