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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Supreme Court to review tangled ‘Lester’ case

The 2010 Charlottesville trial that led to a record wrongful death verdict and the apparent retirement of a prominent personal injury lawyer will be scrutinized by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court has granted appeals sought by both sides ...

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Lawyer gets longest-ever insider trading sentence

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former attorney who admitted feeding privileged information to two confederates over the course of a 17-year insider stock trading scheme was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, the longest sentence ever handed out for ...

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Prosecutor, protesters strike a tentative deal (access required)

It appears the 30 protesters arrested at the state Capitol in March will escape jail time. Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring struck a tentative deal with the defendants and their lawyers during a hearing May 25. He said trespassing charges will ...

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High court exonerates man of 1978 rape (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia on May 24 exonerated a Charles City area man wrongfully convicted of a 1978 rape. The justices granted a writ of actual innocence to Bennett Barbour, 56. Barbour was convicted of the rape of a ...

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Former U.Va. player wants conviction set aside (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend is appealing his conviction. Attorneys for George W. Huguely V filed a motion May 25 in Charlottesville Circuit Court asking that his second-degree murder conviction be ...

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Family settles lawsuit in jogger-lawyer’s death (access required)

ROANOKE — The family of a Roanoke County attorney has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. The Roanoke County Circuit Court approved a $1.25 million settlement involving the family of Thomas Farrell last month. The 49-year-old Farrell was jogging when he ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective April 27, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of David Redden of Newport News for five months with terms for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. ...

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Jury finds lender liable for civil fraud and tortious interference – $75,668 Verdict (access required)

Quantum Money LLC was formed in 2009 by a novice real estate investor. The plaintiff identified an attractive investment property and applied for financing through Equity Development Corporation, which at the time was engaged in the business of “hard money” ...

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