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Lawyer Once-Weres: Stephan Pastis

Last month we featured a “VLW Quick 10” column on “Lawyer Could’ve-Beens,” that is, people who earned a law degree but moved on to different work. Our examples included St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and William Sanderson, “Larry” of ...

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Quotes from the VBA Summer Meeting

Overheard at the Homestead: “I think it’s talking out of two sides of your mouth, which we do fairly regularly.” –Sen. Rob Hurt, discussing “secondary offense” crimes like texting-while-driving. “Social media and social networking let people know, like and trust ...

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Old courthouse clock to chime again

Lynchburg leaders announced they’ve raised enough money to restore the clock and bell at the city’s old courthouse, which is now a museum. As the VLW Blog previously noted, the museum that now occupies the old courthouse building was trying ...

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Crowded field for Saxman’s place on ballot

Eight Republicans have thrown hats into the ring for their party’s nomination to succeed Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, reports The News Leader. Saxman, a four-term veteran, surprised observers by announcing last week he was quitting the legislature to spend time ...

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Deeds picks up crossover support

Speaking of crossing sides, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that several former Republican legislators say they’re backing Creigh Deeds for governor. According to the article, the seven former legislators plan to join a group called “Virginians for Deeds.” One of the memebers ...

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Cho records taken inadvertently, lawyer says

The lawyer for the former head of the counseling center where Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho was referred for treatment says Cho’s records were accidentally removed from the unit.  The records surfaced this week, as announced by Gov. Kaine yesterday, ...

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Video Depositions: When things go wrong (access required)

Of all the promises of a high-tech future heralded in the science fiction of our youth, one of the most captivating was the idea of video communication. We would use picture phones to see, not just talk to, our friends ...

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Host parents may face liability for a guest’s death (access required)

The 2004 death of a popular high school freshman from an accident near Richmond has spawned a decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia July 17 that creates a new potential basis of liability for parents who agree to watch ...

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