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State tax officials say e-filers submitting returns early (access required)

Virginians aren’t waiting until the last minute to file their returns. Nearly 1.2 million of the tax returns processed by the state Tax Department have been electronically filed. The department said that’s an increase of 100,000 over the number of ...

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Beach denies request to assist symphony (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia Beach has turned down the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s request for $240,000 to help put on shows in the city. Deputy City Manager Steve Herbert told orchestra officials in a letter that the city can’t afford additional funding. Herbert ...

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State Fair sues company planning fair at old site (access required)

The nonprofit company that runs Virginia’s annual State Fair is suing a Tennessee-based company that’s planning a rival fair this summer. The State Fair of Virginia Inc. claims in its federal lawsuit that Universal Fairs’ 10-day event at the Richmond ...

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PBGC takes over pensions of Lynchburg foundry workers (access required)

LYNCHBURG—A federal agency will take over the retirement plan for nearly 2,500 former and current foundry workers in Virginia whose Texas-based employer is amid bankruptcy proceedings. Intermet Corp. employed more than 1,200 people at Lynchburg Foundry before the iron castings ...

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VALS to hold its 2009 convention at the Beach (access required)

The Virginia Beach Legal Staff Association and Prince William County Association for Legal Professionals will host the 2009 Annual Convention and the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting May 1-3 in Virginia Beach. Registration begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the ...

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Richmond law student, professor win VSB awards (access required)

Miriam Sincell, a student at the University of Richmond law school, has been selected to receive the Virginia State Bar’s 2009 Oliver White Hill Student Pro Bono Award, and Peter Swisher, a UR law professor, will receive the 2009 lifetime ...

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Peninsula Women’s Bar to host Charity Gala (access required)

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association will host its annual Charity Gala on Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Point Plaza Conference Center in Newport News. The event will include a silent auction, door prizes ...

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Ethics committee proposes change in sale of practice rule (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is proposing a change to Rule 1:17 of the Rules of Professional Conduct that would allow an attorney to sell an area of his or her practice and retain other parts ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 24, a Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee imposed a public reprimand on Spencer Dean Ault of Lovettsville for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. Ault neglected an employment matter for more ...

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Administrative – COPN – New Hospital – Standing (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court says plaintiff Loudoun Hospital Center does not have standing to challenge extensions by the State Health Commissioner of a Certificate of Public Need to allow Northern Virginia Community Hospital to build a new hospital, “Broadlands ...

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