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Glenn B. McClanan (access required)

Former longtime state Del. Glenn B. McClanan, D-Virginia Beach, husband of former Virginia Beach Councilwoman Reba McClanan, died Jan. 26. He was 77. Mr. McClanan served in the House of Delegates from 1972 until 1991, when he lost his seat ...

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Coy M. Kiser Jr. (access required)

Coy M. Kiser Jr., retired General District Judge of the 25th Judicial District, passed away on Jan. 28 in Augusta County. He was 79. Judge Kiser served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Guam during the Korean War. ...

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Matthew P. Geary (access required)

Matthew P. Geary, who previously ran as the GOP nominee for Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney, died unexpectedly on Jan. 29. He was 42. Mr. Geary served as Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond from 2006 to 2009. While ...

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Charles V. Bashara (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Charles V. Bashara, who loved wearing fedoras and proudly telling courthouse staff that he was 80 and still working, collapsed in court Jan. 23 and died later that night, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Bashara fell and struck his ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Jan. 23, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the license to practice law of Erin M. Weber of Falls Church. Weber pleaded guilty and was convicted of embezzlement in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County on Jan. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court signals continuing preference for arbitration (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court solidified its pro-arbitration stance in its decision last month interpreting the Credit Repair Organizations Act. In CompuCredit v. Greenwood, the justices said the CROA was silent on whether claims can proceed in arbitration, despite a prohibition ...

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Lis Pendens Was Not Slander of Title (access required)

In this real estate dispute over the parties’ 2007 agreement granting an easement to construct a roadway and later sale of plaintiff’s property, a Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses plaintiff’s claims for slander of title, intentional interference with contract and abuse ...

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Million-Dollar Settlements

Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported a total of 49 million-dollar settlements over the past year. This figure is significantly higher than the 2010 survey, which featured 37 settlements. To qualify for the survey, a settlement must have been for at least ...

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