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Packing heat in the house of God

“Personal safety” is a sufficient reason for carrying a gun to church, according to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. While a long standing Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor to bring a gun to a “place of worship” during a ...

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Portsmouth judges reduces $25 million verdict for seaman (access required)

Portsmouth Circuit Judge James C. Hawks has reduced a verdict for a merchant seaman that he said was “appallingly excessive” from $25 million to $2 million. The verdict – for $20 million compensatory damages and $5 million in punitives – ...

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Russ Palmore dies

Russell V. Palmore Jr., a Richmond lawyer and chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, died April 7 following surgery for cataracts. He was 64. Mr. Palmore was an associate and partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and its predecessor Mays ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On April 1, Salem lawyer Steven Frank Helm surrendered his license to practice law rather than contest allegations that he had mishandled his trust account and on three occasions failed to properly disburse proceeds from personal injury settlements. According to ...

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How do in-house counsel make hiring decisions?

Would you like to know how corporate and in-house lawyers decide which lawyers and law firms they hire to do their work? Come to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Business and Law Breakfast” on April 21 to find out. We’ll have ...

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Lawsuit is latest woe for Seth Greenberg

The Virginia Tech basketball coach has more to worry about than his team’s snub by the NCAA. A $2.5-million lawsuit filed last month names Greenberg and his “Seth Greenberg Basketball Camp” at Virginia Tech. The suit claims 15-year-old Austin Schuler ...

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