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Fredericksburg courthouse dig yields Civil War-era building (access required)

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) — Archaeologists have found the cellar of a previously unknown Civil War-era building where the new Fredericksburg courthouse will be built, at Princess Anne and Charlotte streets. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists from Cultural Resources Inc. have ...

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Convicted robber in multistate spree gets life (access required)

HARRISONBURG — A man convicted of five bank robberies in Virginia and two other states has been given six life sentences. Fifty-three-year-old James Louis Whittlesey also was ordered in federal court in Harrisonburg on Wednesday to pay $27,000 restitution. The ...

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Mercer to be honored for volunteer work (access required)

Alexandria lawyer David S. Mercer will receive the 2012 Caron Legal Professional Award for his contributions in combating chemical dependency in the legal profession through prevention, education or due process of the law. Mercer has a longtime history with counseling ...

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‘Non-Asset’ Nurse Can Try ADA Claim (access required)

A 50-year-old diabetic nurse who alleges defendant hospital terminated her for age and disability discrimination loses on summary judgment on her age discrimination claim, but the Abingdon U.S. District court sees triable issues of fact in her disability discrimination claim ...

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Lawyer bridges the gap with BBQ sauce

Whatever Virginians may have in common with North Carolinians, there has never been anything close to familiarity in the style of preferred barbecue sauces. North Carolina barbecue joints (Would you really want barbecue from anything more pretentious than a “joint”?) ...

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Pro Bono Volunteer wins for services to veterans

Richmond lawyer Thomas W. Bruno is this year’s Benjamin Rice Lacy IV Volunteer Attorney of the Year for the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse. Bruno, who received the award Oct. 23 in a program at the Virginia War ...

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Third-Party Complaint Allowed in ‘Firepot’ Case (access required)

In a plaintiff’s products liability suit alleging injuries from use of a “firepot” and “FIREGEL” sold at national housewares chain store, the Roanoke U.S. District Court grants the chain’s motion to file a third-party complaint against companies that produced and ...

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Lawsuits piling up over meningitis (access required)

Virginia lawyers have wasted no time getting to the courthouse to file lawsuits after the national outbreak of fungal meningitis this fall blamed on tainted steroid injections prepared by a Massachusetts pharmacy. By Oct. 19, five lawsuits had been filed ...

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Quinn named to VSB council

Vienna’s Dennis J. Quinn, a past president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, will fill an unexpired Fairfax County vacancy on the Virginia State Bar council, VSB executive director Karen Gould announced Monday. Quinn was the only person who ...

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Quinn named to VSB council

Vienna’s Dennis J. Quinn, a past president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, will fill an unexpired Fairfax County vacancy on the Virginia State Bar council, VSB executive director Karen Gould announced Monday. Quinn was the only person who ...

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