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Notes from Charlottesville

Just what is going on at the University of Virginia law school? Students are in the middle of exam period, but distractions abound. Above the Law has been following Mr. Jefferson’s law school, and reports, that among other things: • ...

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Butler Williams & Skilling breaking up after 17 years (access required)

The founding partners in Richmond’s Butler Williams & Skilling will part ways this summer after 17 years of practicing together. Harris D. Butler III said he, partner Rebecca H. Royals and at least one of the firm’s two associates will ...

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Doubting Juror Should Have Been Struck (access required)

Although the trial court tried to rehabilitate a potential juror who expressed a “preconceived notion” that “if you go to court ….you’re pretty much guilty,” the juror was not properly rehabilitated and should have been struck; the Court of Appeals ...

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Chocolate eggnog defense defeats DUI charge

An Essex County supervisor’s explanation about drinking chocolate eggnog after a single car accident was enough to get a drunken driving charge dismissed, but not without some skepticism from the judge. Jack Stevens was on his way home from church ...

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Allen gets federal seat in Norfolk

The U.S. Senate confirmed this afternoon the nomination of Arenda L. Wright Allen for a U.S. district judgeship in Norfolk. Allen has been an assistant federal defender in Norfolk since December 2005 and has headed the office for the past ...

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Kluge facing $24M default judgment

The unraveling of Patricia Kluge’s country squire lifestyle has spawned a court decision sure to catch the breath of any lawyer – a default judgment totaling nearly $24 million. Bank of America sued In January claiming Kluge was in default ...

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