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Former firefighter admits burning landmark tower

A Wise County man pleaded guilty yesterday to burning down the High Knob observation tower. According to the Bristol Herald-Courier, Nicholas Owens, age 23, was a volunteer firefighter when he and co-defendant Christopher Hyatt set the fires on Halloween of ...

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Alito, Grisham to speak at U.Va. conference

The 10th Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law will be held Jan. 30 and 31 at the University of Virginia law school. The program will feature both U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and author John ...

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Insurance – Business Auto Policy – Owner’s Family Coverage

A business auto policy for a roofing company is not ambiguous and there is no UM/UIM coverage for the fatal motorcycle accident of the business owner’s daughter; on an issue of apparent first impression, a Prince William County Circuit Court ...

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Law school to host radio talk show

A radio studio at Liberty University’s law school will be the headquarters for a one-hour daily talk show hosted by law school dean Mat Staver. In addition to running the law school in Lynchburg, Staver serves as chairman of Liberty ...

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Legislation offered to limit asbestos liability

A Newport News law firm contends House Bill 1762 could bring severe limits on recoveries for victims of asbestos exposure.  Lawyer Bobby Hatten calls it “an absolutely evil bill,” according to the Daily Press.

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Early voting, redistricting proposals are killed

A House of Delegates subcommittee voted along party lines to kill bills that would have provided for no-excuse early voting in Virginia and for a bipartisan redistricting commission. The Roanoke Times reports the early-Monday-morning meeting of the six-member panel brought ...

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Gubernatorial nomination ‘a jump ball,’ says Sabato

The Daily Progress reports on the three-way race for the Democratic nomination for governor, with some observers suggesting that money will play a major role. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is betting that he’ll get more mileage out of tackling tough ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Discovery – Witness Statements (access required)

In this wrongful death suit by the estate of a passenger whose vehicle was rear-ended by defendant paving company’s dump truck, a Suffolk Circuit Court says plaintiff can have statements made by witnesses and defendants to insurance investigators after the ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Police Car – Voir Dire (access required)

The estate of a woman killed when she attempted to enter a highway and her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer at a high rate of speed, without emergency lights, cannot overturn a defense ...

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