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McDonnell names Cabinet officers

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed three members to his cabinet, including two lawyers. Lisa Hicks-Thomas of the attorney general’s office will be his Secretary of Administration, reports the Richmond-Times Dispatch. According to a press release from the govenor-elect’s office, Hicks-Thomas ...

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Good marketing gone bad

“Dear VA Lawyers,” the e-mail message started. Uh-oh. We’ve gotten junk mail addressed to “Ms. Virginia Lawyers Weekly” before. Once, Virginia nearly won the publisher’s clearinghouse sweepstakes. “2009 has generated a lot of uncertainty for many people but there is ...

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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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Tort -Emotional Distress – Police Investigation (access required)

A former Henrico County police investigator, terminated after conflicts with the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney and Henrico police officials over the investigator’s role in a criminal investigation allegedly involving several high-level Richmond government officials, can sue the commonwealth’s attorney and defendant ...

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Domestic Relations – Marriage Affirmance Petition – No Marriage License (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses this couple’s petition to affirm their 2006 marriage, which occurred in a religious ceremony at Medhanialem Church in Virginia, because the couple never obtained a Virginia marriage license. For a marriage to be valid in ...

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