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Monthly Archives: July 2009

4th Circuit’s Judge Williams steps down (access required)

Karen J. Williams, the chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has retired because of illness. Williams, 57, notified the White House of her retirement last Wednesday, according to a 4th Circuit spokesman who would not elaborate ...

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Luray’s Shanks seeks VSB presidency (access required)

Luray lawyer George W. Shanks is a candidate for president-elect designate of the Virginia State Bar, an unwieldy title that would put him in line to be president of the agency in 2011-12. He is the only candidate so far ...

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AG’s office fights ’sea change’ in rehearing (access required)

The Virginia attorney general’s office has used almost apocalyptic language in a petition for rehearing in the Supreme Court of Virginia on what at first might appear to be a minor point in the reversal of a conviction for receiving ...

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Guidance for fending off real estate fraud (access required)

A brief review of news stories related to mortgage fraud and real estate fraud shows there’s no shortage of schemes being uncovered and pursued. It’s not surprising. There are likely two main reasons for fraud schemes related to real estate ...

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Jurors hear evidence in ex-Rep. Jefferson’s case (access required)

ALEXANDRIA (AP) From four different angles, jurors saw a former Louisiana congressman accept a suitcase filled with $100,000 on videos played in court last week. The July 2005 handoff of the suitcase from an FBI cooperating witness to former Rep. ...

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No TRO for broker’s client contacts (access required)

A broker who jumped ship defeated his former employer’s effort to keep him from contacting clients who might want to switch their accounts in a June 13 decision from the U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Bank of America Investment Services ...

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Woman who needed heart transplant wins $4M verdict (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court jury has returned a $4 million verdict for a woman who has undergone a heart transplant because of cardiomyopathy that was detected five months after the birth of her son in Feb 2005. William E. ...

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Quick (and cheap!) ways to fix your computer (access required)

Repairing your office or personal computer can cost hundreds of dollars. But lawyers looking to save a few bucks can improve their computers’ speed and performance for free (and cheap) with a quick trip around the Internet. Many online performance ...

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Allstate: Driving safety most improved in Alexandria (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A new report from Allstate Insurance Co. says Alexandria tops the list of cities where driver safety has improved the most in recent years. According to the report released earlier this month, the average Alexandria driver goes more than seven ...

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Virginia Beach rethinks plans after FAA input (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia Beach is rethinking plans for a new convention-center hotel and other Oceanfront-area projects after the Federal Aviation Administration told city officials that structures taller than 110 feet would obstruct its surveillance radar. The FAA has recommended against building ...

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