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Former lawyer convicted of stealing $450,000 from her firm

A Henrico County judge rejected arguments that Kyle Leftwich’s diversion of social security fee checks should be viewed as no more than a civil dispute with her law firm. Leftwich, a former associate with Marks & Harrison, endorsed Social Security ...

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Former lawyer convicted of stealing $450,000 from her firm

A Henrico County judge rejected arguments that Kyle Leftwich’s diversion of social security fee checks should be viewed as no more than a civil dispute with her law firm. Leftwich, a former associate with Marks & Harrison, endorsed Social Security ...

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Learning to play well with others

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who sits in Austin, Texas, is fed up with petulant, childish litigation. So he’s doing something about it. In a case styled Morris v. Coker, he said that three non-parties had “invited” the court to ...

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McClanahan invested on the Supreme Court (access required)

Elizabeth A. McClanahan had a terrific 52nd birthday present: investiture as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. With the main courtroom packed and a crowd watching by television in three other rooms, McClanahan took the oath of office ...

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Beach lawyer surrenders license

Virginia Beach attorney John W. Hart has surrendered his license to practice law rather than face allegations that he misappropriated more than $85,000. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Hart became trustee of an irrevocable trust in 2004 and misappropriated ...

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Beach lawyer surrenders license

Virginia Beach attorney John W. Hart has surrendered his license to practice law rather than face allegations that he misappropriated more than $85,000. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Hart became trustee of an irrevocable trust in 2004 and misappropriated ...

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Best Buy hit with $5.225M Verdict

A Newport News jury has awarded $5,225,000 to a man who was injured after a retailer’s forklift ran over his foot. On July 22, 2006, Michael Chavis was at a Best Buy store in Newport News looking at a television ...

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McClanahan invested on the Supreme Court

Elizabeth A. McClanahan had a terrific 52nd birthday present today: investiture as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. With the main courtroom packed and a crowd watching by television in three other rooms, McClanahan took the oath of ...

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