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Bar suspends Blacksburg lawyer

The Virginia State Bar moved swiftly to suspend the law license of a Blacksburg lawyer who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of drug and gun charges this month. The action against lawyer Joseph G. Painter Jr. came ...

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Husband said his ‘firing’ was ‘mutual’ (access required)

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A husband could not terminate spousal support payments by refashioning his firing to fit under the parties’ property settlement agreement, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The PSA signed by William and Elizabeth Strack in 2010 called for the ...

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Officials plan for new reciprocity rules

With new rules coming to govern out-of-state lawyers seeking to practice in Virginia without taking the bar exam, the state Supreme Court and bar leaders are fine tuning the details. The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued a new set ...

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Informant details need not be disclosed, AG says (access required)

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says prosecutors ordinarily need not reveal personal details about confidential informants as part of criminal discovery. The official attorney general’s opinion dated Dec. 13 came in response to an inquiry from Gloucester County Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly ...

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Hudson named chief deputy AG

(AP) — Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring says Hampton city attorney Cynthia Hudson will serve as his chief deputy once he takes office on Jan. 11. Officials said Thursday that Hudson will oversee day-to-day legal operations of the attorney general’s office ...

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