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Former official is on ‘fishing expedition,’ county claims

The gender discrimination lawsuit against Chesterfield County filed by a former human resources director has lawyers trading sharp words over discovery. Karla Gerner is on a “fishing expedition” with requests for personnel records for male former administrators in the county ...

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Singer of US heavy metal band released in Prague (access required)

PRAGUE — The frontman of Richmond-based heavy metal band Lamb of God has been released on $400,000 bail from a Prague prison, several weeks after his arrest in connection with a fan’s death in 2010, a court official said Aug. ...

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Facebook, ACLU: Clicking ‘Like’ is free speech (access required)

NORFOLK — Attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal appeals court to rule that clicking “Like” on the social networking site is constitutionally-protected free speech. The case revolves around six employees who were fired by ...

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Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ mom filed for bankruptcy (access required)

NORFOLK — Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia. Documents filed in January in the Eastern District of Virginia show Douglas’ mother, Natalie Hawkins, filed for Chapter 13 ...

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Former U.Va. law student pleads in school break-in (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A former University of Virginia law student has pleaded guilty to breaking into the school’s registrar office to intercept a request for his transcript. Prosecutors say Joshua Gomes had a summer internship arranged with a New York law ...

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VLW earns award from National Newspaper Ass’n (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been honored in the 2012 “Better Newspaper Contest” conducted by the National Newspaper Association. The column, “Meet John Doe,” earned Honorable Mention as Best Humorous Column for the newspaper’s circulation category. The piece, written by VLW ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Sept. 1, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of James F. Sumpter of Midlothian for 30 days for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This discipline was ...

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John W. Dozier Jr. (access required)

John W. Dozier Jr., one of the first lawyers to establish a practice based on Internet law, died Aug. 6. He was 56. Mr. Dozier started practicing law in 1981, primarily litigation and collections. He served as president of the ...

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Hugh V. White Jr. (access required)

Hugh Vernon White Jr., who as chairman of the Hunton & Williams executive committee led the firm’s international expansion, died Aug. 6. He was 79. A Nansemond County native, Mr. White earned a civil engineering degree from Virginia Military Institute ...

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Plaintiff’s sincerity questioned in prayer case

Fighting a lawsuit over its use of Christian prayers in public meetings, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is taking aim at the lawyer who brought the suit. The board has asked a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit ...

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