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Woman sprains ankle in grocery store parking lot trip & fall – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged she tripped and fell over a curb stop in a Ukrop’s parking lot. She claimed that the curb stop was a hazard, namely that she could not see the curb stop because the lighting levels were low and ...

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Woman to repay money embezzled from billionaire (access required)

A Virginia woman convicted of embezzling from billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr. must pay more than $200,000 in restitution. Joanne Thompson of Palmyra pleaded guilty earlier this year to embezzling the money from Bronfman and his property in Albemarle County, Georgetown ...

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Three lawmakers seek federal voter fraud probe (access required)

Three Democratic Virginia congressmen and a state lawmaker want a federal investigation into two companies hired by Republicans to conduct voter registration drives that have spawned voter fraud allegations in several states. Reps. Gerald Connolly, James P. Moran Jr. and ...

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Federal judges hear Va. inmate’s sex-change appeal (access required)

Attorneys for a Virginia inmate who has been hospitalized for attempts at self-castration asked a federal appeals panel on Oct. 24 to let a lower court decide her lifelong quest for a sex-change operation. A three-judge panel of the 4th ...

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Courts affected by storm

Sandy has put a crimp in Virginia’s Judicial System. The  administrative offices of the Supreme Court of Virginia are closed today, “due to inclement weather.” Virginia State Bar offices also are closed. However, the Virginia State Bar Admission Ceremony will ...

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Courts affected by storm

Sandy has put a crimp in Virginia’s Judicial System. The  administrative offices of the Supreme Court of Virginia are closed today, “due to inclement weather.” Virginia State Bar offices also are closed. However, the Virginia State Bar Admission Ceremony will ...

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Bar Exam passers become Virginia’s newest lawyers (access required)

Virginia welcomes 1,076 new lawyers after today’s admission ceremony. The number reflects those who successfully completed the July 2012 Virginia Bar Exam and met the licensing requirements needed to be sworn in this morning at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. ...

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