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MacBride leads shift in US Attorney’s office (access required)

NORFOLK (AP) Neil MacBride once sang and played piano as the Peanuts character Schroeder in a college production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” His parents keep a grainy VHS tape of the performance under lock and key. MacBride’s ...

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Herding cats? New book offers advice on how to lead lawyers (access required)

LEARNING FROM LAW FIRM LEADERS. By Susan Manch and Michelle Nash. American Bar Association. $79.95. Analytical. Skeptical. A high degree of urgency. A preference for autonomy. A lower need for social interaction. Resistant to change. Thin-skinned. While not entirely flattering, ...

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Veteran Norfolk Circuit Judge Sherman retires (access required)

NORFOLK (AP)  A veteran judge in Norfolk has stepped down after serving nearly two decades in general district and circuit courts. Circuit Judge Louis Sherman retired Dec. 31. Sherman, 66, said  that he knew growing up that he wanted to ...

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Effort to exonerate man moves forward (access required)

(AP) The effort to clear the name of a man who spent four years in a Virginia prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit is moving forward. The Virginia Court of Appeals on Dec. 28 agreed to let Johnathan ...

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FTC issues new interim “red flags” regulation (access required)

The Federal Trade Commission has issued an interim final rule narrowing the breadth of those covered under the anti-identity theft “red flags” rule. The rule was adopted in an effort to thwart identity theft at financial institutions and other entities ...

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Three buildings at UR go on Virginia register (access required)

(AP) Three buildings on the University of Richmond campus have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The three additions to the state’s official list of significant places are North Court, Ryland Hall and Cannon Memorial Chapel. The Virginia Department ...

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Compelled mediation: Showing your good faith (access required)

Driven by crowded dockets, a desire to avoid having to resolve difficult cases, or a desire to protect perceived vulnerable populations from likely adverse outcomes in courts of law, statutes, rules, court orders and judicial decisions that force disputing parties ...

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City, church agree on just compensation for taking property – $3,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The City of Chesapeake originally sought to condemn an 8,147 square foot parcel of land in fee together with drainage, utility and temporary construction easements for the improvement of Dominion Boulevard. The land sought to be acquired by the city ...

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