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Navy vets scammer identified, authorities say

The Navy veterans charity scammer will be unmasked by authorities this morning. “Bobby Thompson,” as he called himself, raised money in the name of veterans, donated some of it to politicians in Virginia, and won relaxed charity regulations from the ...

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Poll: More couples seeking postnuptial agreements (access required)

Divorce attorneys are still reporting an increase in requests for postnuptial agreements, according to a new poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “Postnuptial agreements are becoming a valuable tool to avoid trouble spots from escalating into serious conflicts ...

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Hampton Roads man get 11 years for bank fraud (access required)

NORFOLK — A businessman will spend more than 11 years in prison for participating in fraud schemes that prosecutors say led to the Bank of the Commonwealth’s failure and bilked the state and federal governments. Eric Menden pleaded guilty in ...

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Chesapeake boy enters Alford plea in ex-NFL player attack (access required)

CHESAPEAKE — A 15-year-old Chesapeake boy has entered an Alford plea to charges that he participated in an attack on former NFL player Ed Beard. Tyhir Richardson is one of five teens charged in the October 2011 attack. Richardson entered ...

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High court to review limit of driver record protections (access required)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped into a dispute over whether lawyers can obtain personal information from driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits, despite a federal privacy law intended to shield motor vehicle records. The justices ...

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W&M board member convicted of public intoxication resigns (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG — A College of William & Mary Board of Visitors member convicted of public intoxication has resigned. Laura L. Flippin, a Northern Virginia lawyer, told Gov. McDonnell in her resignation letter that she was stepping down to avoid distraction ...

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Irish eyes smile on McDonnell

Gov. Bob McDonnell received one of the highest awards given by the University of Notre Dame last week. The Notre Dame Alumni Association presented the governor with the 2012 Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award. McDonnell graduated from the school ...

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31 days, 31 ways to bring in more business for your firm (access required)

Ah, Autumn! The summer heat abates, school children head for the bus stops and Virginia lawyers scramble to finish their required CLE credits. It’s the fourth quarter of the year, and a good time for lawyers to take stock. Lawyers ...

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Termination violated FLSA anti-retaliation clause, plaintiff claims – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff Kathy P. Minor alleged defendant Bostwick Laboratories Inc. terminated her on May 12, 2008, in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3), the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. From Dec. 24, 2007 until the date of her ...

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