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High court taps Alexander for Virginia Tech lawsuits (access required)

A Franklin County judge has been named to hear lawsuits filed by the families of two students slain in the mass shootings at Virginia Tech. Virginia Supreme Court Senior Justice Harry Carrico last week named Circuit Court Judge William Alexander ...

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Judge nixes permit for coal power plant (access required)

In a victory for environmental groups, a Richmond judge on Tuesday invalidated a permit for a coal-burning power plant being built in southwestern Virginia. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Poles Spencer ruled that Dominion Virginia Power’s mercury emissions permit for the ...

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Danville car dealer sentenced for laundering money (access required)

ROANOKE—A Danville car dealer convicted of laundering more than $1 million through his business will spend more than 11 years in a federal prison. Shirland L. England also must forfeit $1 million worth of property involved in the operation. U.S. ...

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Group says Rappahannock jail is ending censorship (access required)

STAFFORD—A civil liberties group says officials at a Virginia jail have agreed to stop censoring letters containing religious material sent to inmates. The Rutherford Institute challenged the Rappahannock Regional Jail’s policy last month after a woman complained that jail officials ...

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4th Circuit upholds prisoner abuse conviction (access required)

The first American civilian convicted of mistreating a detainee during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan failed to get the verdict overturned last Monday, but he did win a new sentencing hearing. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Obituary (access required)

Melvin R. Zimm Norfolk lawyer Melvin R. Zimm, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 7. He was 55. A native of Richmond, Mr. Zimm earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1975 and his law degree in 1978 ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 31, 2009, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of James A. Baber III of Richmond on impairment grounds. * * * On August 11, 2009, the VSB Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of ...

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Surgeon defends suit for blindness following operation – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 41-year-old, married female who presented to defendant, a vascular surgeon, for problems associated with varicose veins. The doctor recommended an endovenous laser ablation treatment (EVLT), which proceeded on Oct. 21, 2005. The procedure itself was uneventful, but ...

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