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City settles death case for $275,000

The city of Chesapeake will pay $275,000 to resolve a family’s claim for a man killed by an animal control truck. According to witnesses, the animal control vehicle sped through an intersection as the light turned yellow, killing 65-year-old Norfolk ...

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Prominent Abingdon citizen admits embezzling

A civic leader and former legal secretary has acknowledging stealing thousands from a retired doctor. Jean Neal is charged with one count of embezzlement and 32 counts each of forgery, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining money under false pretenses, ...

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Tours offered at local lockup

The law-abiding get a first hand look at the inside of a jail tomorrow as the new Western Virginia Regional Jail offers free tours. Between 1 and 4 p.m. visitors will be escorted through the jail’s minimum, medium and maximum ...

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Bankruptcy – ‘Principal Residence’ – Mobile Home – Loan Modification

Chapter 13 debtors can modify their debt on their mobile home, because it is not covered by the Bankruptcy Code’s anti-modification clause, and the 4th Circuit reverses a bankruptcy court’s contrary holding. Ennis v. Green Tree Servicing LLC (USCA) (VLW ...

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UR Downtown opens in Richmond

The University of Richmond law school debuted its outreach program in downtown Richmond yesterday. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, UR Downtown will offer three programs that involve UR law students: The Richmond Families Initiative will study ways to enhance programs ...

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Phish hopes to hook bootleggers

The jam band Phish has asked a Virginia federal judge to block the sale of unlicensed merchandise. After a five-year hiatus from touring, the band kicks off their reunion tour this weekend at the Hampton Coliseum. They filed suit in ...

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Towey to run against Janis

Former State Crime Commission director James Towey will seek the Democratic nomination to run against Del. William R. Janis, R-Henrico. Towey is running on a platform of increasing transparency and putting constituents before party politics, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch. ...

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Checking out the competition

Intel on opposing parties (or your own potential clients) can mean a lot more than casual noodling on Google and facebook. Hunton & Williams law librarian Evelyn Campbell blogs on sources for competitive intelligence at VALLTalk, the blog for the ...

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A snowy day in Capitol Square

A late winter snowstorm gripped the commonwealth yesterday, closing down schools, businesses and even government offices. In the capital city, it was the first significant snowfall in over three years. Here are some photos VLW captured of a snowy Capitol Square. ...

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Ownership of ‘OBX’ oval

Entrepreneur James Douglas was a victim of his own success. He was the clever fellow who coined the abbreviation “OBX” for the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Inspired by European automobile stickers that identified country of origin, Douglas designed oval ...

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