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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Consumer groups will receive funds not paid in class action settlement (access required)

Fourteen organizations will receive $4.1 million from a class action settlement under the Fair Credit Reporting Act because some class members could not be found or did not cash the checks mailed to them as part of the $20.8 million ...

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Promoting care for Alzheimer’s, dementia patients (access required)

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia threaten an individual’s health, identity, independence, dignity and well-being. It has a detrimental impact not only on the person, but also on their families and communities. As more people have dementia, the legal profession must strive ...

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A doctor’s view: Aging drivers and public safety (access required)

Following several widely reported incidents in which older drivers caused auto accidents, including one that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old, the elderly driver is increasingly seen as a major public safety concern. Legislators, policymakers and safety advocates struggle ...

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Lawyers in the News

New Associations Nathan J. D. Veldhuis and Priscilla R. Woody have joined the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen as associates. Veldhuis will work in the firm’s Fredericksburg office. His practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice and ...

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Ex-Tech student pleads guilty in murder of classmate

CHRISTIANSBURG—A former Virginia Tech graduate student pleaded guilty last week to decapitating a classmate, and prosecutors revealed the reason for the campus cafe killing, saying his romantic advances had been rejected. Prosecutors described in detail a heartbroken Haiyang Zhu who ...

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Fairfax law firm aids ‘homeless’ dogs at holidays

More than a hundred “homeless” dogs can give thanks to a law firm of generous dog lovers this holiday season. The divorce law firm of Shoun, Bach, Walinsky & Curran in Fairfax decided to sponsor the 132 dogs at a ...

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Virginia leads nation in new Historic Places

Virginia added 30 districts and 74 properties to the National Register of Historic Places this year, more than any other state. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Virginia ranked No. 1. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Virginia also ...

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Franklin County sheriff charged over record-keeping

ROCKY MOUNT—Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt was arrested last week after a special grand jury indicted him on a misdemeanor charge of not properly maintaining records. On Monday the grand jury issued a scathing report that described a dysfunctional agency ...

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