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Court electronic filing systems advancing

Proponents of the paperless clerk’s office held forth in Portsmouth last week at the annual gathering of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association. E-data pioneer Jack Kennedy, clerk of the Wise County Circuit Court, joined the county circuit judge and the ...

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U.S. Attorney adopts social media

Tim Heaphy – the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia – is going social. His office now is using both Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public. “Social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook have become ...

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No retrial in Hash case

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh Monday moved to dismiss the murder charge against Michael Hash for the 1996 slaying of a Culpeper County woman. Hash’s capital murder conviction was overturned in February with a federal judge finding police and ...

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Divorce client wins verdict on equitable distribution claim – $167,744 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that the defendants, who were plaintiff’s counsel in his divorce and equitable distribution litigation between 2002 and 2005, failed to present evidence and argument to the court which would have resulted in five residential properties acquired during ...

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Prisoner sues for violation of civil rights – Defense Verdict (access required)

A post-conviction prisoner sought damages under 42 U.S.C. Sec.1983 for excessive force. Prisoner claimed that after being yanked from his bunk, and after being handcuffed, defendant jail deputies repeated struck him in the head in a malicious and intentional violation ...

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Workers’ comp lien waived to enable settlement in W.Va. collision case – $1,142,754 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle on the front left. Both vehicles were demolished. Plaintiff was airlifted from the accident scene to Charleston Area Medical Center for surgeries and treatment, followed by rehab. He was transferred ...

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