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Ex-prosecutor acquitted in public records case

A judge threw out a charge of fraudulent destruction of public records against former Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Jeffers Schmidt Jr. this month. General District Judge Robert Pustilnik granted Schmidt’s motion to strike the misdemeanor charge, ruling the prosecution ...

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Lawyer ads go mobile

Attorneys who cringe at bombastic lawyer television advertisements with video mayhem in the background – brace yourselves. The latest trend in lawyer self-promotion may signal another retreat for the dignity of the profession. Keep your eye peeled for lawyers’ rolling ...

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A case of misjudgment

Not to be outdone by the humorous recollections of colleague Clifford Weckstein, Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar worked in a good story in a recent interview for the Roanoke Bar Review. As related by Michael P. Gardner, Apgar began serving ...

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New federal I-9 form applies to all (access required)

The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8, and every business in America needs to pay attention. “This affects every U.S. employer,” said Christine Mehfoud, an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Form I-9 ...

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Court found ‘flight’ from state of (un)dress

When police showed up with an arrest warrant, Theophilus Akwei slipped out the back door, wearing only gym shoes, a light shirt and sweat pants with no underwear. He claimed he was headed to work, but a federal court says ...

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Virginia schools steady in U.S. News rankings (access required)

The 2014 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings brought little change for Virginia law schools, with only the University of Richmond marking a shift – for the better – of more than two positions. The annual rankings were ...

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Federal Pleading Standard Controls Pleadings (access required)

A contractor has adequately alleged compliance with conditions precedent in its pleadings suing defendant public authority for breach of two contracts for sewer system upgrades, and the Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies the authority’s motion to dismiss. In 2009, defendant ...

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