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Agency Must Pay Hospital’s Legal Fees (access required)

A Chesapeake Circuit Court orders the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance to pay a hospital’s legal fees in the parties’ dispute over reimbursement for medical services provided by the hospital to Medicaid patients. A party has substantially prevailed on the ...

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Cuccinelli: Tourist fliers get little free speech protection

The publisher of a magazine promoting Virginia tourist attractions cannot avoid a state fee at highway rest areas by wrapping itself in the First Amendment, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says. Under a cost-cutting initiative from Gov. Bob McDonnell, the Virginia ...

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Former congressional candidate accepts public reprimand from bar

A Virginia State Bar discipline complaint that became an issue in a congressional campaign has been resolved with a public reprimand against the lawyer-candidate. E. Wayne Powell of Midlothian acknowledged he used depositions in a workers’ compensation case to seek ...

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Clifton A. Woodrum III (access required)

Clifton A. “Chip” Woodrum III, a Roanoke lawyer who served in the Virginia House of Delegates for nearly a quarter-century, died Feb. 19 in Naples, Fla. He was 74. Del. Woodrum, a Democrat, served from 1980 to 2003 in the ...

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No-ring rule covers lawyers and litigants (access required)

There is no common policy in the commonwealth’s courthouses for allowing or restricting cellphones or other personal electronic devices, and with good reason. There is great variation in the way courthouses are configured, and variation in staffing by the sheriffs’ ...

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