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‘Taki’ allegations fail to impress judge

A former punk rock musician from Charlottesville who threw the kitchen sink into his defamation lawsuit against an international society writer has his case washed down the drain by a federal judge. Jason Jackson used 91 pages to lay out ...

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Louisa courthouse survives earthquake

Encased in scaffolding for its latest round of roof repairs, the 106-year-old Louisa County courthouse came through Tuesday’s earthquake with no significant damage, reports circuit court Clerk Susan Hopkins. Other than some plaster cracks in the courtroom, “everything here is ...

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Lawyers across Virginia react to earthquake

There was whole lot of shakin’ going on in law offices around Virginia at 1:51 p.m. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit then and sent some lawyers and staff scurrying from their offices into the street in many locations. Most apparently ...

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Lawyers across Virginia react to earthquake

There was whole lot of shakin’ going on in law offices around Virginia at 1:51 p.m. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit then and sent some lawyers and staff scurrying from their offices into the street in many locations. Most apparently ...

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Court could define ‘good cause’ in new appellate rule (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will have the opportunity to define just what constitutes “good cause” to excuse missing the deadline for filing a transcript. The court recently granted writs for two criminal defendants who had their appeals dismissed in ...

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State Employee Wins Reinstatement & Back Pay (access required)

A Chesapeake Circuit Court reinstates with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. Petitioner appeals a final decision upholding his termination from the Department of Corrections for a positive marijuana result to ...

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Governor designates a fourth of surplus for rainy day fund (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia ended the last fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $545 million. In remarks prepared for delivery to Virginia’s legislative money committees on Thursday, McDonnell said state agency savings and agency balances resulted in an ...

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Public comment period extended for ban on homosexual adoptions (access required)

Virginia’s Board of Social Services has granted more time for the public to weigh in on whether it should allow state-licensed groups to turn down prospective adoptive and foster parents because of their sexual orientation. Advocacy groups had asked the ...

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