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Willard M. Robinson Jr. (access required)

Willard M. Robinson Jr., the commonwealth’s attorney in Newport News for 25 years, died Oct. 28 at Riverside Regional Medical Center from lung cancer. He was 75. Mr. Robinson was raised in Greensville County but had lived in Newport News ...

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VPLC honors two for helping low-income residents of state (access required)

The Virginia Poverty Law Center presented Dale Pittman and Jeffrey Allison this year’s John Kent Shumate Jr. Advocate of the Year Award last Thursday at the statewide legal aid conference in Richmond.  The award, named for John Kent Shumate Jr., ...

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Supreme Court publishes plan for dealing with flu pandemic (access required)

Just in time for flu season, the Supreme Court of Virginia has released its “Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Court System.” It’s a 314-page prescription for dealing with an outbreak of infectious disease that could threaten the orderly operation ...

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FBI reports fifth shooting at military-related sites (access required)

WASHINGTON—A shooting at a Coast Guard recruiting station in Northern Virginia is connected to a string of similar incidents at military-related buildings, the FBI said Wednesday. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said ballistics tests concluded that the same gun was used ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 18, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Charlottesville lawyer Steven S. Biss for violating a professional rule that governs conflict of interest involving a former client. This discipline was an agreed disposition of ...

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Judges, vampires and immortality (access required)

Since arguing a case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals several days prior to Halloween, I have been thinking a lot about judges, vampires and immortality. In my post-Halloween musings, the case that continues to haunt me is ...

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The ABC’s of selecting a business valuation expert (access required)

Attorneys who practice in areas such as corporate law, trusts and estates, litigation, and family law will often be confronted with the need to value an ownership interest in a closely held business. Because such interests are not traded on ...

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U.Va. prof follows the ‘Googlization’ of everything (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—It’s Google’s world and we merely move in and out of it. Founded in 1998, Google has expanded from a search engine to advertising and cloud computing, delivering an abundance of information in a variety of formats. Google is even ...

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Digital devices multiply, and data trackers respond (access required)

Around 2001, Larry E. Daniel began getting more requests to recover information from individual computers and computer systems. By then, he had worked for more than 20 years in all aspects of computing, from software programming to setting up and ...

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