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Bolling to be tie-breaker in most Va. Senate votes (access required)

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said last Tuesday that he plans to cast a tie-breaking vote in the state Senate in the upcoming session except in certain cases, giving the Republicans a controlling majority in the 40-member chamber that is evenly ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Dec. 16, a Virginia State Bar Third District – Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Yvonne Cochran-Morton of Richmond for violating a professional rule that governs responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. This discipline was an agreed ...

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Connelly to be new bankruptcy judge

Rebecca B. Connelly – the standing Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee in the Western District – has been selected as a U.S. bankruptcy judge by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Connelly will succeed Bankruptcy Judge Ross W. Krumm as ...

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ASL names new dean

The Appalachian School of Law has appointed LSU law Prof. Lucy McGough as its eighth dean. McGough will succeed Clinton Shinn who returns to teaching as of June 30. McGough has been on the Louisiana State faculty for more than ...

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Other large verdicts of note (access required)

Editor’s note: A few cases from 2011 caught our attention, but didn’t quite meet the criteria we use for our list of top state jury verdicts. SunTrust Mortgage insurance suit $40 Million A federal judge in Richmond awarded nearly $40 ...

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Presenting ‘Largest Verdicts of 2011’

The biggest jury verdict ever returned in Virginia leads the survey of the “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2011,” presented in this issue. Web Editor Sarah Rodriguez has compiled the results, which can be found here. Some of the findings from ...

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