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Barge company held liable in death of sailor in James – $1,250,000 Verdict (access required)

While taking part in training exercises on the James River, decedent Freddie Porter, a storekeeper seaman in the U.S. Navy, was killed when his rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) was struck by one of an array of barges being towed by ...

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McDonnell denies clemency for Lewis

Gov. Bob McDonnell has declined to intervene in the scheduled execution of Teresa Lewis. In 2003, Lewis plead guilty to two counts of capital murder for hire of her husband and step-son. She was sentenced to death on both counts, ...

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State tax revenues up for five of six months (access required)

Virginia revenue collections were up again in August, topping revenues from the same time last year for the fifth time in the last six months. Gov. Bob McDonnell said last week that revenues were up 5.3 percent over collections in ...

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Judges informed of the costs of punishment

Judges in Missouri now have access to details of the public cost as they weigh prison time versus probation. The state’s sentencing advisory commission began this practice last month, according to The New York Times. Proponents hope that this cost ...

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Kenneth C. King Jr. (access required)

Estate planning lawyer and substitute judge Kenneth C. King Jr. of Roanoke and Charlottesville died Sept. 12 at age 68. A 1972 graduate of the University of Minnesota law school, Mr. King practiced law in Roanoke for 38 years. He ...

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Local immigration ‘dragnets’ can pull in small fry to big catch (access required)

In recent months, Arizona has drawn attention for its aggressive approach toward policing immigration status. But take a look at Virginia. Since 2008, localities in the commonwealth have been using arrests for even minor offenses as a chance to check ...

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With VSB funds up, agency needs emerge (access required)

When the Virginia State Bar’s operating reserve was dropping, the discussion was about how soon dues would go up. Does a surplus dictate a decrease in dues? Richmond lawyer W. David Harless posed the question last week at a meeting ...

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The latest from the SCoVA Blog

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Virginia published 17 opinions. Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can read our analysis of the following cases on The SCoVA Blog: An invalid order, but no standing to challenge it What happens when a judge without ...

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