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Legal leaders back Thorne-Begland for judgeship

Five leading attorneys at Richmond’s largest law firms have added their signatures to a letter urging the appointment of Tracy Thorne-Begland, the openly gay Richmond prosecutor rejected for a judgeship by the House of Delegates. “Several of us thought that ...

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‘Civil death penalty’ is OK by high court (access required)

A trial court can impose a “civil death penalty” for discovery abuse, but taking away the right to cross-examine witnesses on damages was “too harsh,” the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The ruling in Nolte v. MT Technology Enterprises ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has summarily disposed of the following appeals in unpublished opinions: 7-Eleven Inc. #11070 v. Drew, Record No. 2613-11-2, May 8, 2012, upholding a finding that employer is responsible for surgery and replacement of a quad ...

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Rehearing Granted (access required)

On June 5, 2012, the Virginia Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in its May 1 decision in Muse Construction Group Inc. v. Commonwealth of Va. Board of Contractors (VLW 012-7-116). The panel decision said the circuit court erred ...

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