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Gibney gets thumbs-up from Senate committee (access required)

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal court vacancy in Richmond. The action came Thursday on a voice vote during a meeting at which the committee considered 17 other ...

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Sanzotta is new J&DR clerk in Fairfax County (access required)

Cynthia Sanzotta has been named clerk of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. For the past three years Sanzotta has been the supervising deputy in the Traffic Division of Fairfax General District Court. A graduate of Stetson ...

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Roanoke property dispute is over (access required)

ROANOKE—A Roanoke couple are ending their legal battle to keep the government from taking their property to make room for a new medical complex. Jay and Stephanie Burkholder said last week that they will not appeal a judge’s decision allowing ...

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Gentry Locke presents first Dick Rakes scholarship (access required)

Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP has presented the first Dick Rakes Kiwanis Scholarship to a 2010 graduate of Northside High School in Roanoke. Mary Ann Nguyen received the $1,500 scholarship at a luncheon last week. The scholarship is based ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 12, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Danville lawyer Joseph M. Garrett for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. In two cases, which occurred after ...

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Legal Issues with LEED and Green Building: A New Frontier?

Sustainable or “green” construction is here to stay. Future energy requirements, environmental issues and government mandates either require or will soon require that construction professionals and their attorneys deal with a brave new world of building. The LEED rating system ...

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Practice as a LEED Accredited Professional

The current green building landscape is dominated by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. USGBC has seen a dramatic growth in its membership and the LEED program has become ...

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Oral agreement for option disputed in real estate case – $2,845,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a joint venture involving speculation in real estate. A written contract allowed plaintiff to recover his investment if he exercised an option within certain period. An oral agreement extended that option period. Defendant denied the oral ...

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