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Assembly likely to act on judgeships this week (access required)

The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...

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Bar council elections done, except for three seats (access required)

Thanks to an unusually high number of uncontested elections, statewide races for seats on the Virginia State Bar Council are almost complete. Only three races remain unresolved. Hampton (8th Circuit) was scheduled to hold a council meeting last Thursday, after ...

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A tale of two cases: Land use lawyers scrutinize permits (access required)

A developer that wants to build in the historic town of Occoquan got a green light from the Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month, in a case that raises questions about the role of “Special Use Permits” in regulating ...

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Plaintiff fell from platform while attempting to extinguish fire – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 56-year-old heavy equipment operator. He had approximately 30 years of experience operating large bulldozers. On the night of the incident, plaintiff was pushing shot at a coal mine with a Caterpillar D10T bulldozer, when the bulldozer caught ...

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Disbarred lawyer’s federal convictions upheld

Former lawyer Troy Titus, convicted in Norfolk federal court of mail and wire fraud, has lost his appeal in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Today the appellate court released a 31-page unpublished opinion that described Titus’s involvement in ...

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson

A tri-corner hat tip to Thomas Jefferson on his birthday today, April 13. In honor of TJ’s 269th, here is an item about a project at his favorite school, the University of Virginia. (Note: That would NOT be the College ...

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No FOIA Violation by BOE (access required)

Although a deputy was summoned to the location of a Board of Equalization meeting during which a freelance journalist had violated BOE rules by recording and photographing the meeting without advance notice, a Loudoun County General District Court says the ...

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