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Delegates probe for judicial philosophy (access required)

Delegates David B. Albo and Bill Janis tried to explore the judicial philosophy of Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan, but McClanahan deflected the effort and did so in a way that left the delegates looking sheepish for making ...

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Lawyer gets ‘landmark’ win for Social Security claimant (access required)

Social Security disability cases often are fraught with denials and delays, but a recent decision in favor of a 52-year-old former nursing assistant traveled an exceptionally tangled path. Janice Traynham’s claim for benefits was considered in four hearings before administrative ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richmond attorney Bradley D. Wein’s license to practice law for four years in one case and six months in another, to run concurrently. The four-year suspension involved a loan from ...

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James B. Fray (access required)

James Burks Fray, a retired Campbell attorney, farmer and World War II veteran, died Dec. 7 at a Lynchburg hospital. He was 95. A Campbell County native, Mr. Fray graduated from Virginia Tech and worked for the Lynchburg Chamber of ...

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Carl W. Ulrich (access required)

Carl William Ulrich, an energy and utilities attorney who left the practice of law to become a Methodist minister, died Dec. 4 at a Richmond hospital. He was 66. A native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Mr. Ulrich attended schools in ...

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Crime Commission recommends standards for pursuit of vehicles (access required)

The Virginia State Crime Commission is backing legislation that would outline how police should conduct vehicle chases. The measure recommended Dec. 8 also would allow authorities to seize vehicles involved in chases. Among other things, the measure would require officers ...

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Hudson strikes down health care law

In a much-anticipated decision, a Richmond U.S. District judge has struck the mandatory insurance provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Describing “an individual’s personal decision to purchase – or decline to purchase – health insurance from a ...

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