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Fireworks verdict is $4.75 million

A Fairfax County jury returned a $4.75-million verdict Friday for a county woman who suffered brain damage and other injuries when a wayward rocket exploded next to her in 2007. The verdict comes in a suit filed by Kathryn Hollis ...

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Charge against Franklin County sheriff is dismissed

The one misdemeanor charge that emerged from a special grand jury investigation of the Franklin County sheriff’s office now has been dismissed on the motion of a special prosecutor. The grand jury investigation produced a report critical of management at ...

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Search & Seizure – Invalid Warrant – Officer Affidavit – Trash Pull (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court grants a motion to suppress, as the detective’s affidavit in support of the search warrant was arguably a “bare-bones” affidavit, that leaned heavily on the presence of baggies with cut-off corners found in defendant’s trash ...

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Civil Procedure – Judicial Recusal – Conflict Of Interest (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit judge advises the parties in this suit by an estate against defendants, including Sentara Healthcare System, that the judge’s wife is the director of marketing for Sentara. The court does not believe it has a per se ...

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A Veterans Day story

Yesterday – Veterans Day – I went to the Richmond airport to pick up a colleague. Since you can’t go through security, at RIC you wait in a central area between the two concourses. I parked myself in front of ...

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Caroline prosecutor appeals admonition by VSB committee

The Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar has issued a public admonition to Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony G. Spencer for talking to a defendant who was represented by counsel without advising him of his right to have ...

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Firm wins non-solicitation TRO against stockbroker

A brokerage firm has won an injunction against a stockbroker who allegedly stole away with big clients and their money when the broker jumped ship for another financial services firm. The former senior account executive, Rodney Gray, signed an employment ...

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