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Law grad in hot water over ‘borrowed’ commencement speech

Preston Mitchum had them laughing at his graduation ceremony at North Carolina Central University last week. The law school grad was extolling the virtues of the “average” student, for whom procrastination was “not just a big word, but a way ...

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Discovery Abuse Earns Default Sanction in Mortgage Fraud Case (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court awards sanctions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 and enters a default judgment against defendant mortgage company on plaintiff homeowners’ claim that defendant fraudulently misrepresented that plaintiff’s refinance of their home mortgage would not carry ...

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Cleaveland will not run again for House

Del. William Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, today announced he will step aside after one term in the House of Delegates, citing family concerns and his private law practice. Cleaveland’s announcement was met with disappointment from fellow lawyers and legislators at a ...

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