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Deleted emails prompt adverse jury instruction

It’s a hard-fought, high-stakes trade secrets case, with scads of pretrial motions and some two-dozen lawyers involved. A jury trial is set to start this week in Richmond federal court in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon ...

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Tower returns to McCammon Group

Guy K. Tower, who stepped down last month after six years as executive director of the Virginia Bar Association, has rejoined The McCammon Group. Tower was a founding member of The McCammon Group in 1995 before leaving in 2003 to ...

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Prosecutors want 12-year term for former Virginia legislator (access required)

Federal prosecutors say a former Virginia legislator convicted of bribery and extortion deserves at least 12 years and seven months in prison. Phillip Hamilton of Newport News will be sentenced Aug. 12 in federal court in Richmond. In court papers ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On July 13, the Fifth District–Section III Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Annandale lawyer Seung Oh Kang. The subcommittee found that Kang had violated ethical rules regarding competent representation and communicating with ...

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Thomas C. Dawson Jr. (access required)

Thomas Charles Dawson Jr., a partner in the Virginia Beach firm of McHenry, Dancigers, Dawson & Lake PC, died July 20 in Virginia Beach. He was 50. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Dawson was a graduate of James Madison University ...

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Ken V. Geroe (access required)

Ken Vincent Geroe, a former Portsmouth prosecutor and a partner in the Virginia Beach firm of Brydges, Geroe, Rosenblatt & O’Brien PLLC, died July 21 from complications of liver-transplant surgery at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond. He was 56. ...

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Judge denies name change for DC sniper

Hoping to avoid prison reprisals, convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo asked a Wise County judge to legally change his name. The judge refused Friday, saying a circuit court name-change order would be futile. Malvo, along with his mentor John ...

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Proposed advertising rules tweaked

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics again has tweaked its proposed revisions of the rules that govern lawyer advertising. The most substantive change is elimination of an earlier proposal to require lawyers to retain copies of their ...

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McClanahan, Powell elected to Supreme Court

The General Assembly elected Virginia Court of Appeals Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Cleo E. Powell to the Supreme Court of Virginia last Friday. The legislature then filled the court of appeals vacancies by electing Glen A. Huff, a former ...

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