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Thorne-Begland appointed to judgeship

After rejection by the House of Delegates, Richmond prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland has been appointed to a general district judgeship by the judges of the circuit court. The decision comes in the wake of signs that General Assembly opposition to appointment ...

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Scenes from the VSB Annual Meeting

Still wary after a 2010 bid by Gov. Bob McDonnell to bring the Virginia State Bar bank account into the state general fund budget, bar leaders are talking about renaming the VSB’s “Reserve Fund” as the “Trust Fund” to make ...

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Lawyer arrested three times in two weeks

An Abingdon lawyer has been charged with public intoxication, assault, trespassing and a half-dozen traffic charges. Berry Leslie Conway II was arrested three times in the past two weeks, accused of being drunk in public, threatening a couple and later ...

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Van-fire plaintiff can cite other fires (access required)

A Waynesboro family can use evidence of other fires in Ford Windstar minivans to sue Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of their three-year-old daughter after their minivan caught fire in their driveway. Earlier, an Albemarle County Circuit Court ...

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No contract ‘clawback’ for public employee

A Norfolk city agency cannot collect contract damages against the supervisor of a “no-show” employee for the money the agency paid the absent employee, a Norfolk Circuit Court says. Virginia contract law does not provide a basis to hold a ...

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