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UVa law librarians are rebuilding Jefferson’s list (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–University of Virginia law school librarians are trying to restore a collection of rare law books that were selected by Thomas Jefferson for the library. The library has obtained 317 of the books over the past 40 years and is ...

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Third lawsuit filed over coaster crash at Salem Fair (access required)

ROANOKE — A Florida ride company faces another lawsuit over a roller coaster crash at the Salem Fair last summer. The mother of Samantha Goad filed the $1 million lawsuit on her behalf against Deggeller Attractions this week in federal ...

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Man pleads to fraud in mortgage rescues (access required)

ALEXANDRIA — A Virginia Beach man has admitted to running a scheme in which he took thousands of dollars from homeowners and promised to modify their mortgages, but pocketed the money instead. Sixty-eight-year-old Howard R. Shmuckler pleaded guilty last Tuesday ...

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Book explores world of Supreme Court law clerks (access required)

(AP) They’ve been called “courtiers of the marble palace” and “sorcerers’ apprentices.” But to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, their law clerks are much more: sparring partners, workhorses and, often, extended family. Each of the court’s nine justices ...

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Real estate contract did not bind ‘buyer’s agent’ (access required)

A real estate buyer who faced a seller’s suit for damages when he failed to close on the deal cannot sue the agent on the contract on a third-party claim alleging she also represented the buyer. Richard E. Peterson Jr. ...

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