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Williamsburg Pottery starts $20M project (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—Williamsburg Pottery says it is starting a $20 million project for a new shopping center to house the attraction and other stores. Officials say construction will begin in December on a three-building, 146,800-square-foot retail complex designed to look like a ...

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Inmate who took back plea will be tried in 2011 (access required)

A Virginia inmate who had pleaded guilty to killing his cellmate and vowed to kill again unless sentenced to death rescinded his plea last week and will go to trial next year. Robert Gleason Jr., 40, was scheduled to be ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Aug. 20, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand with terms on Richmond lawyer James Anthony Bullard Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. The misconduct occurred in his court-appointed representations on criminal ...

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McDonnell to highlight Richmond Bench-Bar (access required)

Highlights of the Richmond Bench-Bar Conference set for Oct. 21 include a series of interactive sessions with judges and lawyers and a luncheon speech by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell. Attorneys can earn three hours of continuing legal education credit by ...

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John G. Sowder (access required)

John Grady Sowder, a retired New Kent County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judge, died Aug. 23. He was 91. Judge Sowder graduated from Virginia Tech in 1940 and was in the Merchant Marine when he was drafted into ...

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Tips for maximizing successful alternative dispute resolutions (access required)

Today‘s difficult economy and uncertainty about personal income and assets have created challenges for people who could be facing litigation. Faced with diminished financial resources, increased costs of living and the burden of attorneys’ fees, parties are increasingly turning to ...

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Richmond lawyer vows to expand entertainment law beyond the coasts (access required)

Richmond lawyer Kirk T. Schroder is working to prove that you don’t have to practice in New York or Hollywood to be a leader in the entertainment law field. The Richmond lawyer is the chair of the American Bar Association’s ...

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Handymen burned in propane furnace explosion – $2,000,000 and $250,000 Settlements (access required)

On the morning of Nov. 10, 2007, two contractors in their early 60s who did handyman work for a mobile home court near Harrisonburg went to the property to examine a propane furnace in one of the units. One of ...

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Girl burned during highlighting of hair, undergoes skin graft – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 14-year-old, went to a hair salon to have her hair highlighted. She had never colored or highlighted her hair before. Defendant hair stylist failed to test the hair color product on a patch of plaintiff’s skin before application. ...

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