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Med mal, construction injury cases decided by order (access required)

With all the seats on the Supreme Court of Virginia filled, the high court is back to hearing five days of oral arguments this week for its November session. It lightened its load a little last week, disposing of three ...

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4th Circuit hears appeal of ‘enemy combatant’ (access required)

Lawyers for a U.S. citizen who was detained for nearly four years as an “enemy combatant” asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other government officials. Jose Padilla’s ...

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Kansas bank sues Virginia credit union over name (access required)

WICHITA, Kan.— A Wichita bank with 45 branches in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas is suing a small Virginia credit union that primarily serves local churches and Christian-based groups. Intrust Bank has filed a federal trademark infringement suit against Entrust Financial ...

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Manassas woman gets two years for faking kidnapping (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A Manassas woman who faked the kidnapping of herself and a 1-year-old girl she had been caring for in Guatemala has been sentenced to two years in prison. Sheena Flores, 34, pleaded guilty to the extortion scheme earlier this year ...

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Orange County jury finds man guilty in wife’s 2006 slaying (access required)

CULPEPER—A Greene County man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2006 slaying of his wife. An Orange County jury returned the verdict last Tuesday in the trial of 36-year-old Eric Dee Abshire. State Police found the body ...

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UR to host symposium on new healthcare law (access required)

Implementing national healthcare reform will be the topic when lawyers, government officials and academics convene at the University of Richmond Law Review’s annual Allen Chair Symposium Nov. 11. This year’s event – “Everything But the Merits: Analyzing the Procedural Aspects ...

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Newport News student charged with using pepper spray (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS—A Newport News high school student has been charged with a felony after police say she allegedly used pepper spray on another student. Media outlets report the incident occurred last week in a hallway at Denbigh High School. Police ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 12, 2011, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Brian K. Stevens of Glen Allen after finding he had violated disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. According to the VSB, ...

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David F. “Buddy” Guthrie (access required)

Halifax attorney David Franklin Guthrie died Oct. 14 at his home. He was 82. Despite blindness from an early age, “Buddy” Guthrie enrolled at Ferrum College, received an undergraduate degree from Lynchburg College and earned a law degree from Washington ...

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