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Court takes up sovereign immunity case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted a writ in a wrongful death drowning case where a judge held the claims against the city of Lexington fell short of gross negligence. The case arose from the 2006 drowning death of ...

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Richard S. Starnes (access required)

Richard S. Starnes, a decorated Vietnam helicopter pilot who later became an attorney in Northern Virginia, died May 21 at his Falls Church home of complications from a stroke. He was 61. A graduate of George Washington University and the ...

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Harry W. Garrett Jr. (access required)

Harry W. Garrett Jr., a former Bedford County commonwealth’s attorney, died June 7 at the Elks National Home in Bedford. He was 74. A native of Burkeville, Mr. Garrett graduated from the University of Richmond and its law school. He ...

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GPS devices proposed for protective orders (access required)

Del. Ward Armstrong recalls an incident in which a woman going through a divorce had obtained a protective order against her husband, who nevertheless walked into her workplace and shot her to death. “If she’d had a little warning, maybe ...

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Hampton Roads administrators elect new officers for 2010-11 (access required)

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators has elected Kim Pici of Inman & Strickler PLC as president. Other officers are Rob H. Sadler of Hofheimer/Ferrebee PC, president-elect; Linda Pyatt Merrick of McKenry, Dancigers, Dawson & Lake, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On June 21, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended South Boston attorney James Berkley Priest’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

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Walter Herbert Morse (access required)

Walter Herbert Morse, a retired attorney who served on school boards in Falls Church and Amherst County, died at his Amherst home on June 7. He was 90. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia law school, ...

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