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25 Cases That Changed Law Practice in Virginia (access required)

Twenty-five years, one quarter of a century, one score and five years. In other words, a heck of a long time. That’s how long Virginia Lawyers Weekly has tracked, analyzed and summarized cases from Virginia state and federal courts. The ...

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Sentencing commission again reduces crack sentences

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has given retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines for crimes involving crack cocaine. The action could make 12,000 federal offenders eligible to seek a reduction in their prison sentence. A ...

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Nurses win damages over school’s loss of accreditation

A Roanoke County jury has awarded $53,800 apiece to most of 16 former nursing students who said their nursing school failed to tell them when it lost its accreditation. The verdict against the state caps a nine-day trial and three ...

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