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Case pits Wall Street Journal against state dailies (access required)

Seven Virginia circuit judges have set aside orders at the request of major newspapers in the state even though they concluded that the newspapers lacked standing to challenge the orders. At least one judge, Virginia Beach Circuit Judge A. Bonwill ...

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Prosecutor, JMU paper reach settlement (access required)

HARRISONBURG—A Rockingham County prosecutor says a settlement has been reached with James Madison University’s student newspaper over hundreds of photos seized following a riot at an off-campus block party. Police arrested dozens of people at Springfest on April 10 and ...

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EPA orders farms to stop discharges (access required)

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering two Virginia farms to stop discharging pollutants into Shenandoah River tributaries. The EPA says during inspections the farms were discharging pollutants, including nitrogen and phosphorus from animal manure, into the streams without a permit ...

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Gabriel A. Ivan (access required)

Gabriel A. Ivan, a career army officer who went on to serve as general counsel at Lawyers Title Insurance Co. in Richmond, died May 29 in Roanoke. He was 91. A native of Jessup, Pa., Col. Ivan graduated in 1942 ...

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U.S. high court rejects appeal based on misconduct (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court rejected last week an appeal from a federal death row inmate who said his death sentence should have been thrown out because of a juror’s misconduct. The justices did not comment in turning down Brandon Basham, ...

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Bust of Stalin placed at D-Day Memorial (access required)

BEDFORD—A bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is in place at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, just in time for Sunday’s 66th anniversary of the World War II invasion of Normandy. The National D-Day Memorial Foundation went ahead with ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On May 27, a three-judge court in Arlington County Circuit Court suspended David Loren Shurtz’s license to practice law for 18 months, effective June 25. Shurtz violated disciplinary rules that govern communication, conflict of interest, prohibited transactions and misconduct that ...

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Real Estate – Fraud – Construction Project (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit alleging loan and renovations fraud, as plaintiff has failed to allege the requisite elements of a claim for fraud. This matter is before the court on demurrer of defendants Cornerstone Investment Funding (CIF) ...

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