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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On March 21, Chesapeake lawyer Curtis Tyrone Brown began serving a 12-month suspension of his license to practice law originally imposed by a three-judge panel in May 2009. Brown appealed the suspension to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which upheld ...

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U.S. Supreme Court: No early review of health care case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Virginia’s request for fast track consideration of the state’s challenge to the federal health care program. No opinion or dissents accompanied the brief announcement Monday that the “petition for a writ of certiorari before ...

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Court Orders Constructive Trust for Stepsons (access required)

In two adult sons’ suit against their stepmother as third-party beneficiaries of their parents’ post-nuptial agreement, a Roanoke County Circuit Court says the sons are entitled to only 50 percent of their father’s life insurance proceeds, and the court imposes ...

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‘Too much democracy’? (access required)

Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, thinks hearings this summer on a proposal to realign the state’s judicial circuits and districts may be a bad idea. “You can have too much democracy,” he said at a meeting of the Committee ...

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Efforts of several bar projects converge at Richmond school (access required)

The conviction of R&B singer Chris Brown for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna provided the example for the principle that no one is above or below the law. The passage of a law by the General Assembly requiring physical education ...

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