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UVa settles electronic medical records lawsuit

A $30-million , three-week court battle over efforts to digitize hospital medical records has been averted with a last minute settlement, a University of Virginia spokesman confirmed Tuesday. In a lawsuit, the university claimed a firm now owned by General ...

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Pilot’s drug rehab not enough for license

A branch pilot in the waters of Hampton Roads cannot win back his pilot’s license after he missed a random drug screen, lied about showing up and later tested positive for cocaine. After he went through a drug rehab program, ...

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Virginia ‘spitwad’ case (access required)

A Virginia student suspended for shooting fellow students with plastic pellets won’t be arguing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Rutherford Institute says that the nation’s high court has refused to hear Andrew Mikel’s case. The Spotsylvania High ...

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4th Circuit affirms campaign finance law (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled June 28 that a judge was wrong when he declared a century-old ban on corporate campaign contributions in federal elections unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge James Cacheris ruled last year that the ban ...

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Ruling could reduce sniper Malvo’s sentence (access required)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a sentence reduction in Virginia for Lee Boyd Malvo, the young man convicted of murder in the 2002 Washington-area sniper shootings, his defense attorney said Friday. But ...

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Charlottesville Albemarle bar elects new officers (access required)

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has tapped its new officers for the coming year as well: •?J. Lloyd Snook II, President •?Palma E. Pustilnik, president-elect •?John “Ty” Grisham, secretary •?Brian A. Craddock, treasurer.

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