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Hampton police: Man’s death was an accident (access required)

HAMPTON—Hampton police say the death of a man who was shot twice with a stun gun by officers after he repeatedly swung a samurai-style sword at them was an accident. Findings by the state medical examiner’s office indicate that the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 23, the VSB Disciplinary Board suspended Richmond lawyer John L. Squires III’s license to practice law for nine months for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and misconduct that reflects ...

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Doug Palais Joins Eckert Seamans

Douglas M. Palais has joined the Richmond office of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott as a member of the firm’s litigation practice. He was previously a shareholder of LeClairRyan. Palais focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and counseling on behalf ...

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Alex Levay is not stranded in Manchester, England (access required)

Leesburg lawyer Alex Levay may not have been robbed and left stranded in a foreign land, but he has learned one of the perils of technology in a bizarre hoax last month. On Friday, April 30, many of Levay’s friends, ...

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Dismissed party can’t be pulled back in appeal (access required)

A defendant dismissed from a general district court action can’t be pulled back into circuit court when a losing codefendant appeals, a Virginia Beach circuit judge has ruled. The new case creates a split in circuit court authority on the ...

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Appellate judges: Tying up loose ends after final decree (access required)

As Virginia’s high court delivered its new set of rules on April 30, two judges from the Virginia Court of Appeals were fleshing out appellate rules with some practical pointers for lawyers. Speaking to family law practitioners from around the ...

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Repair vehicle, luggage tug collide at Reagan airport – $145,000 Settlement (access required)

This unique motor vehicle crash occurred within the baggage sorting area of Reagan National Airport on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Plaintiff was operating a yellow airport repair Cushman in the luggage distribution area, and the defendant was driving an airlines ...

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Smoking alleged as contributing cause to stillbirth of child – Defense Verdict (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiff sued her obstetrician over the loss of her child following a placental abruption and stillbirth delivery at approximately 38 weeks gestation. The plaintiff alleged that she had multiple elevated blood pressure measurements recorded ...

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