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Kaine grants conditional pardons

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine conditionally pardoned three men today for their alleged role in the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Norfolk in 1997. The three – Derek Tice, Danial Williams and Joseph Dick Jr. – confessed to the murder, ...

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Legal Destinations: COL ALTO (access required)

When it was built in 1827, Col Alto, the mansion house of a 328-acre estate, was the only building on the east side of the Virginia Valley town of Lexington. It was a piece of property that was owned for ...

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Have a plan when hanging out your own shingle (access required)

By Jack Zemlicka Dolan Media Newswires CHICAGO–With many law firms around the country shedding attorneys, some practitioners are opting to start their own firms, either by choice or out of necessity. But in order to do that, especially during a ...

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Civil Procedure – Pleading Standard – Fair Credit Act Claim (access required)

A pro se plaintiff who “is no stranger to federal civil litigation,” having filed at least 43 other civil lawsuits since 2000, has his latest effort, his amended complaint alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Virginia state ...

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City manager ‘caught on tape,’ lawsuit claims

A Lynchburg police officer says he got a tongue lashing from the city manager after he spoke out as a citizen at a public hearing on budget issues. Now, the officer is suing for $500,000, saying the manager’s tirade – ...

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One little joke and the whole jury’s out

A West Virginia criminal jury was sent home today – and a trial postponed – after an impatient juror was heard to say, “The longer we sit here, the guiltier he gets.” The defendent is a man accused of crashing ...

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Brownlee goes to Holland and Knight

Former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee has joined the Northern Virginia and Washington offices of Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm’s enforcement defense and government contracts practices. Brownlee was the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia ...

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Pantele to ABC Commission

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has appointed William J. Pantele, a three-term member of Richmond City Council, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Pantele served as president of council from 2006-2008 but lost last year in a three-way race for mayor ...

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