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What are you packing? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia is taking aim at the issue of whether a robber can be convicted of use of a firearm without evidence of a real gun. In March, the Court of Appeals overruled a 1995 decision holding ...

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At oral argument on the road, avoid the Red Square

Appellate lawyers familiar with the small green, yellow, and red argument timing lights used by appeals courts are confronted with a much different system when they make their cases to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s traveling writ panels. As lawyers ...

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VSB wants control of MCLE regs (access required)

A Virginia State Bar task force is recommending that the VSB Council have the final say on regulations by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board. Under the proposal, the council could reject amendments or regulations from the board by a ...

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Buniva joins Eckert Seamans

The Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has attracted another prominent partner from the Richmond office of LeClairRyan. Brian L. Buniva joined Eckert Seamans environmental and litigations practices yesterday. Buniva is a member of Virginia State Bar ...

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Soering to stay in jail in the United States (access required)

The United States government has refused to transfer a German diplomat’s son from a Virginia prison where he is serving two life terms for murder, saying it cannot order the move without the state’s approval. Attorney General Eric Holder announced ...

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ACLU seeks investigation of Richmond jail after deaths (access required)

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the federal government to investigate conditions at the Richmond City Jail, where two inmates have died during a heat wave that has sent temperatures inside the overcrowded lockup soaring into triple digits. Kent ...

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U.Va. lacrosse player died from blunt force injury (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The state medical examiner’s office says a University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player was killed by blunt force injury to her head. Yeardley Love’s death also has been officially ruled a homicide, according to Steve Murman, central region administrator for ...

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Gas company seeks dismissal of lawsuit (access required)

ABINGDON—The No. 2 gas producer of natural gas in Virginia is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that claims the company stole natural gas belonging to landowners. EQT Corp. filed the motion this week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. It ...

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Beach prosecutor: Vick was not involved in shooting after party (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The city’s lead prosecutor said last week that Michael Vick was involved in a confrontation before a shooting following his birthday bash. Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant said Vick was not involved in the shooting and that he left ...

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