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Scammed? It’s okay to call the cops

Lawyers, be reassured. You’re not violating any attorney-client responsibilities if you report an Internet scam attempt to law enforcement. That’s the word from Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel Jim McCauley, who says he’s fielded calls from two lawyers in the ...

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Med mal cap decision is down to the wire

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is keeping lobbyists and lawmakers waiting to see if he will sign or veto legislation to increase the cap on medical malpractice recoveries. The deadline for gubernatorial action on bills from the 2011 General Assembly is ...

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‘Show Cause’ Issued Against Pro Se Plaintiff (access required)

A Richmond District Court magistrate judge recommends that a self-styled “semi-professional litigator” be ordered to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for filing what appears to be yet another of his ongoing frivolous and vexatious lawsuits, in violation ...

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Fauquier County courthouse stars in Hoover movie

There was a crowded scene outside the courthouse in Warrenton Monday, but it wasn’t a civil uprising. It was just Clint Eastwood directing a movie about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The town of Warrenton apparently played the role ...

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