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A new niche: Alexandria firm practices ‘cultural heritage law’ (access required)

Shortly after he started as an associate for Piper Rudnick LLP in Washington, Greg Werkheiser took on what he thought would be a short pro bono project for a Native American tribe that was trying to preserve 40 acres of ...

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Fairfax prosecutor, defense lawyer offer view of murder case, midtrial (access required)

IRVINGTON–When Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh and criminal defense lawyer Peter Greenspun sat at a table before members of the Fairfax Bar Association, some may have wondered whether moderator Doug Kay could keep the two from tangling. The prosecutor and ...

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Sidney Jackson Baker (access required)

Sidney Jackson “Jack” Baker, a retired Williamsburg attorney and a former substitute judge, died Sept. 27 after a brief hospitalization. He was 80. Mr. Baker was a graduate of the College of William and Mary and its law school. He ...

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Phone companies want change in directory assistance regs (access required)

Virginia regulators are considering requests from the telephone industry to change how customers find phone numbers. The State Corporation Commission says several telephone companies are seeking to eliminate the provision that allows two free calls per month for directory assistance. ...

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iPhone app available for state tourist sites (access required)

Virginia tourism officials have announced a new iPhone application designed to help users access information about more than 12,000 attractions, restaurants, hotels and special events. The Virginia Tourism Corporation said Tuesday that the mobile guide is available for free at ...

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Father of the country and distiller of note (access required)

WASHINGTON—George Washington is best known as a general and statesman, but this week a group of experts was more interested in another one of the first president’s talents: making peach brandy. In a reconstructed distillery at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, ...

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Robert E. Eicher (access required)

Robert E. Eicher, a partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond, died Oct. 2. He was 74. A native of Norfolk, Mr. Eicher graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school, where he was a member of Phi Beta ...

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Court rejects four appeals by unpublished orders (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld Friday the lower court holdings in a sexually violent predator case and three criminal appeals. The court heard arguments in the cases last month and resolved the appeals with unpublished orders. In the SVP ...

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HVAC subcontractor accused of shorting its sheet metal sub – $1,872,430 Verdict (access required)

Attard Industries Inc., a sheet metal sub-subcontractor on a project at Dulles International Airport, alleged that it was wrongfully terminated by Jett Mechanical Inc., the plumbing and HVAC subcontractor, after complaining about lack of payment for change orders that had ...

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Instructor disputes allegations of impropriety with students – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a U.Va. PhD candidate who taught microbiology at Piedmont Virginia Community College as an adjunct instructor. One of his students complained to her mother about how the plaintiff conducted his classes and because he refused to give her ...

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