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Keenan to keynote dinner for women and minorities

Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan will keynote this year’s annual Bench-Bar Dinner in Celebration of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession, put on by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference. The dinner will be held next Monday, ...

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Good Guys: VBA Awards edition

Here’s a preview of coming attractions for the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting later this week. Good Guys, Part 1. The VBA will give its William B. Spong Jr. Professionalism Award to two men, Bill Van Buren of Norfolk and ...

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Statements in 911 call testimonial

The live testimony of Joe Madison would have been devastating for Alton Nelson Wilder. But fortunately for Wilder, Madison, a homeless man who said he saw two men wheeling away items from a stockyard in Norfolk, didn’t show up for ...

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Noise ordinance appeal fails

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today to review the finding by the Supreme Court of Virginia that Virginia Beach’s noise ordinance was unconstitutional on its face. Many localities in the state, including Virginia Beach, have reworked their noise ordinances since ...

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How deflating

Every now and then we’ll get a story about a judge or lawyer behaving badly, based on something really kind of off the wall. Here’s one from Southern Maryland: A circuit judge has been brought up on ethical charges for…deflating ...

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Workers’ Comp – Knee Replacement – Pre-Existing Condition – Aggravation (access required)

A claimant who suffered a work injury that aggravated her pre-existing condition, from her prior total knee replacement from a non-work-related medical condition, is not entitled to a 37 percent lower left extremity impairment rating, the Court of Appeals holds. ...

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