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Payee notification passes VSB Council unanimously (access required)

ROANOKE – A plan to require insurance companies to notify clients of insurance claim payments made to their lawyers won unanimous approval from the Virginia State Bar council Oct. 19. The proposal had a tangled and contentious history. Approval came ...

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Court proposes to drop full-time rule for waived-in lawyers

Following angry reactions prompted by examination of the rules for “waived in” lawyers, the Supreme Court of Virginia is proposing to drop its full-time practice requirement. The change would affect lawyers who were licensed in other states and then admitted ...

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State settles in case of boy who died at clinic (access required)

The Commonwealth of Virginia is settling a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a 6-year-old boy who died during treatment at a dental clinic in Richmond. Records filed in Richmond Circuit Court show the state has agreed to a ...

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Developer gets 14 years for his fraud schemes (access required)

NORFOLK— A Virginia real estate developer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to a fraud scheme that helped cause the collapse of Bank of the Commonwealth. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old George Hranowskyj was sentenced last ...

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Marker to honor civil rights pioneer (access required)

SALUDA — A chapter in Virginia’s civil rights history is being remembered with a historical marker dedicated to a pioneer for equal rights. The marker was to be dedicated Saturday at the Middlesex County Courthouse in Saluda. It will pay ...

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Virginia meningitis victim suing Massachusetts pharmacy (access required)

ROANOKE — An 80-year-old Virginia man who says he contracted fungal meningitis after he received an injection of a tainted steroid is suing the Massachusetts pharmacy that made it for $5 million. Basil Proffitt’s attorney filed the action last week ...

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McRoberts gains LGA’s Finnegan Award (access required)

Richmond lawyer Andrew R. McRoberts has received the 2012 Edward J. Finnegan Award, presented by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. This award was established in 1991 and renamed in 1993 to honor the legal career of Edward J. ...

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No ‘Special Use’ Permit for Oyster Farmer (access required)

A York County-Poquoson Circuit Court overturns a zoning decision that required petitioner to obtain a special use permit to use his private residential property for oyster farming. Petitioner’s residence is located in a residential district zoned RC-Resource Conservation. He began ...

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