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Benjamin A. Williams Jr. (access required)

Benjamin A. Williams Jr., a retired judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit and a veteran of World War II, died Jan. 16. He was 90. A native of Courtland, Judge Williams attended Virginia Tech and received his law degree from ...

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An Elaborate Con: Scammers appear to be getting smarter (access required)

Despite warnings about e-mail scams targeting lawyers, the Internet thieves appear to be busier than ever. Based on the recent experiences of two Virginia lawyers, the scammers may be operating out of Canada using a highly polished confidence game. One ...

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Defendant didn’t know whether light was red or green – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Janis Hannuksela, a self-employed financial consultant, was involved in a crash at the intersections of Ninth and Canal Streets in the City of Richmond on June 29, 2006. The defendant admitted to the investigating officer that he was unsure what ...

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Client, Facebook friend – or both? (access required)

As more lawyers create personal Facebook pages, the decision about whether to include clients as “friends” is just a click away. Many younger, social media-loving lawyers advocate friending as many people as possible to grow your online presence. They see ...

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Settlement will benefit children of deceased immigrant – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death claim arose from a two-vehicle collision which occurred on March 3, 2009 at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Charles City Road in Henrico County. The decedent was driving a 1989 Ford Mustang, which was struck by ...

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W&M law prof named UN mediation expert (access required)

The College of William and Mary says a law school professor has been named as a senior United Nations mediation expert. Christie Warren was appointed work on constitutional issues for the U.N. for 12 months. Warren is a professor of ...

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Mine officials cite coal company after miner died (access required)

RODA—Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration investigators have cited a Virginia coal company for five safety violations they say contributed to the death of a miner. The Mine Safety and Health Administration concluded in a report released last week that ...

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