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Senate panel kills electronic tracking bill (access required)

For the third consecutive year, the General Assembly has rejected legislation making it illegal to secretly use an electronic device to track a person’s movements. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 9-6 last Monday to kill Del. Joe May’s ...

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US Slavery Museum files reorganization plan (access required)

The U.S. Slavery Museum has filed a reorganization plan that assumes that it can raise at least $900,000 a year and would repay the city of Fredericksburg $15,000 per quarter for back taxes over four years. The Fredericksburg museum envisioned ...

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Virginias Chapter of LMA elects new board for 2012 (access required)

The Virginias Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association has elected new members to its board of directors; these new officers and board members will serve until the end of 2012. President: Vonny Chiu, Business Development Manager, Hunton & Williams LLP ...

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Prosecutor moves to delay case against suicidal veteran

Federal authorities may have a reached an understanding about how to resolve the case of a Navy veteran facing four firearms charges after calling for help on a suicide prevention line. The U.S. Attorney’s office has moved to postpone the ...

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Injured railroad worker sought wage loss recovery under FELA – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 13, 2008, Kirk Davis was working as a Remote Control Operator (RCO) in the Roanoke Material Yard when he tripped on a railroad tie, severely twisting his right ankle. His accident was not witnessed. The tie on which ...

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Pedestrian hit on store sidewalk recovers for emotional injuries – $324,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 9, 2007, the vehicle driven by the defendant approached a set of parking spaces in front of a gas-station convenience store. The defendant did not stop, ran over the curb onto the sidewalk in front of store, and ...

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High court reinstates ‘horseplay’ jury award (access required)

A construction worker injured during workplace “horseplay” was entitled to keep his $75,000 award against the construction company, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. Donald Samuel filed his negligence action against C.W. Wright Construction Company in 2007 after the ...

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