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Bill would compensate man for 7 years in jail

Del. Thomas D. Gear, R-Hampton, proposes paying $240,000 to a Phoebus man who served seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit, reports the Daily Press.

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Calling all “blawgers”

If you look in the right column of the VLW Blog, you’ll notice that we’ve added a new category: “Virginia Law Blogs.” Last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly ran an article about legal blogs. We listed a few “blawgs” from around the commonwealth ...

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Domestic Relations – Adultery – ‘Negative Nonmonetary Factor’

A husband’s adultery had a negative nonmonetary impact on a couple’s marriage where wife refused to use the couple’s million-dollar Corolla beach house after discovering it was the site of husband’s many liaisons, and a Loudoun County Circuit Court grants ...

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Stuart hospital workers sue for lost wages

A group of 85 employees of the hospital in Patrick County have sued the former hospital operator over unpaid wages. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the workers at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital are owed two to four weeks’ ...

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Culpeper consolidation effort rejected

Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...

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Judicial evaluation program still in limbo

The judicial performance evaluation reports of the first five judges to go through the process remain sealed today after the House and Senate Courts of Justice Courts of Justice Committees were unable to decide how to handle them. The Supreme ...

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#14 (tie) – $1 million (access required)

Cowan v. Hayne Type of Case: Wrongful death, traffic crash Court: Goochland County Circuit Court Attorneys: Jim Neale, Meghan Cloud, Charlottesville Summary: The case stemmed from a head-on collision in which one driver was proceeding the wrong way on westbound ...

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