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Kaine chief of staff Turnage to take similar post at VCU

Gov. Timothy Kaine’s chief of staff has been named to a similar position at Virginia Commonwealth University. The school said Tuesday in a release that Wayne Turnage will become chief of staff for President Michael Rao on Jan. 16, when ...

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Traffic fatalities down 13 percent this year

Traffic fatalities were down 13 percent in Virginia in the first 11 months of the year, a drop of 98 from the number of deaths in the same period of 2008. The 821 fatalities recorded in 2008 were the lowest ...

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Crime commission opts not to back ‘sexting’ sanctions

The Virginia State Crime Commission heard options for making “sexting” a crime but refused to recommend legislation, calling the issue a “minefield.” Currently, it’s up to commonwealth’s attorneys whether to charge those who send explicit pictures through text messages – ...

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W&L Law Dean Smolla to leave for Furman presidency next July

Rodney A. Smolla, dean of the law school at Washington and Lee University, will become the 11th president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., on July 1. The departure from Lexington will be Smolla’s third significant career move in seven ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions

On Nov. 5, a Virginia State Bar Fifth District-Section I subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to McLean lawyer Kelly R. Dennis for violating disciplinary rules that govern competence, diligence, communication and conflict of interest. The violations occurred during ...

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Workers’ Comp – Change-In-Condition Application – Limitations (access required)

Upon rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals reverses a commission decision rejecting claimant’s change-in-condition application for benefits as time-barred under Va. Code § 65.2-708(A), based on the commission’s ruling that the tolling provision in subsection (C) extends only once ...

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Administrative – DOC Employee Grievance – Jurisdiction (access required)

The Court of Appeals has no jurisdiction over this appeal by the Virginia Department of Corrections of a circuit court decision for a DOC superintendent who successfully grieved her demotion. We must determine whether the circuit court proceeding was an ...

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Domestic Relations – PSA – Unconscionability – Husband’s Retirement (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a property settlement agreement that gave wife a 1999 pickup truck, her “yard sale” personal property and left her free of a $100,000 mortgage on the $300,000 marital home, after 38 years of marriage, was ...

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