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Warrantless entry plan nixed in Chesterfield

Faced with criticism from the ACLU and other sources, the Chesterfield County supervisors reportedly have dumped a proposed ordinance that would have permitted inspectors to enter rental units without first getting warrants. The ACLU of Virginia said the supervisors voted ...

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New head prosecutor hopes to keep his hand in

The newly sworn U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia says he hopes to still handle a few cases, despite his administrative role as the top federal lawyer west of the Blue Ridge. Meeting with reporters today, Tim Heaphy ...

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Psst! There’s an insurance policy

You know they want to know, and you know they won’t hesitate to speculate. That’s right, we’re talking about whether a party has insurance coverage and what difference it will make to a jury’s verdict. But Big Stone Gap U.S. ...

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Experts may be needed in hospital’s ‘blind deal’ case

Even after reading a “secret” revenue-boosting idea offered by a consultant to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, a federal judge said he cannot determine if the idea is so obvious or well-known in the trade as to make it worthless. U.S. District ...

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Proposed jury secrecy rule revised

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Court has backed off from its original proposal to have jurors in criminal court identified only by number as a matter of course. The original draft had drawn criticism from newspapers, the Virginia Coalition ...

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More Titantic exploration planned

A lawyer for the company with salvage rights to the Titanic confirms a possible expedition to the wreck site is planned for next year. Robert McFarland of Norfolk (pictured) tells the Associated Press that details of the dive should come ...

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