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Cut and pasted

If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...

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Jackson’s doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A Los Angeles jury has found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop icon Michael Jackson. The personal physician to the musician had acknowledged he administered a powerful surgical anesthetic as Jackson sought to ...

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Jackson’s doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A Los Angeles jury has found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop icon Michael Jackson. The personal physician to the musician had acknowledged he administered a powerful surgical anesthetic as Jackson sought to ...

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Accused pirate’s attorney wants charges dismissed (access required)

NORFOLK — The attorney for a Somali man accused of being the highest-ranking pirate the U.S. has ever captured wants all charges against him dismissed, saying that the U.S. doesn’t have the proper jurisdiction to prosecute and that even if ...

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Lawyer hit with a half million in sanctions

In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled legal saga in Charlottesville, the judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matt Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...

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Lawyer hit with a half million in sanctions

In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled legal saga in Charlottesville, the judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matt Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...

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Court reaffirms SCC exclusion from records law

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed that the state’s open-records law doesn’t apply to the State Corporation Commission. The justices unanimously ruled Friday that the commission is not a “public body” as contemplated by the state Freedom of Information ...

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VSB excursions to feature international legal study

Virginia State Bar president George Shanks says he plans to make study of foreign government issues a regular part of the bar’s annual mid-year seminars. Writing from Athens, Greece, Shanks said he hopes an annual “Rule of Law Conference” will ...

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