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Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Lt. Governor candidates trade accusations at debate (access required)

ROANOKE—A debate between the two candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor turned negative right out of the gate last Monday night, with Democrat Jody Wagner accusing incumbent Republican Bill Bol-ling of being a frequent no show for government meetings. Bolling returned ...

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Commuter train sets one-day rider record (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Virginia Railway Express says ridership is up slightly and the service set a one-day record earlier this month. VRE’s CEO Dale Zehner says the commuter train carried 18,000 passengers on Oct. 14. There was no special event that day to ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Hostile Environment – Policewoman – Discovery (access required)

In a policewoman’s Title VII suit, a magistrate judge for the Richmond U.S. District Court grants in part her motion to compel defendant city to produce certain files related to Internal Affairs Division investigations of plaintiff and other police officers, ...

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Norfolk mall adopts ‘supervision program’ (access required)

NORFOLK—A shopping mall in Norfolk is barring those younger than 18 from visiting after 5 p.m. without a supervising adult over the age of 21. MacArthur Center’s “Adult Supervision Program” goes into effect Monday. About three dozen teenagers protested the ...

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Southside man guilty in opossum stomping (access required)

DANVILLE—A Virginia man on a police ride-along was found guilty of animal cruelty after he jumped out of the police car and stomped an opossum to death. The Danville Register & Bee reported last week that 23-year-old Evan Bryce Schuler ...

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Obituary (access required)

Robert B. Spencer Jr. Robert B. Spencer Jr., a retired general district judge in the 10th Judicial District, died Oct. 17. A native of Buckingham County, Judge Spencer served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947 and graduated from ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Tractor-Trailer Accident – ‘Insured’ – MCS-90 (access required)

In light of the statutory and regulatory framework behind the MCS-90 endorsement for accident coverage for a trailer involved in a 2005 car-tractor-trailer accident in Loudoun County, an Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects the p.i. plaintiff’s suit seeking coverage for ...

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Criminal – Money Laundering – U.S Congressman – ‘Proceeds’ (access required)

At the close of the government’s case in chief against Congressman William J. Jefferson for bribery, RICO, money laundering and wire fraud, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denied his motion for judgment of acquittal on the 16 counts in the ...

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Communication among doctors, nurses at issue in death – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 69-year-old man, was visiting his family from his native country of India when he fell on June 2, 2006, and fractured his left femur. He was treated in the emergency department with IV fluids, pain medication and ...

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Criminal – Bribery – Wire Fraud – U.S Congressman – Internal E-Mail (access required)

In the prosecution of Congressman William J. Jefferson for bribery, RICO, money laundering and wire fraud, an Alexandria U.S. District Court excludes as an exhibit an e-mail forwarded to a former employee of the congressman from a State Department employee ...

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