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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Feb. 25, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Robert P. Dwoskin of Stanardsville for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This discipline ...

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Petition seeks removal of Albemarle supervisor

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An Albemarle County resident has submitted a petition to circuit court seeking the removal of a county supervisor who pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Media outlets report that Earl Smith of Keene gave the petition to the circuit ...

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‘European’ is Protected National Origin, But Suit Fails (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says “European” is a protected “national origin” classification under Title VII, but nevertheless grants summary judgment to a Northern Virginia community college sued by a former adjunct economics professor who says he suffered illegal discrimination ...

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Judge rejects death row inmate’s appeal

(AP) — A federal judge has rejected an appeal by a Virginia death row inmate convicted of killing four people in Norfolk. Anthony Juniper was sentenced to death for the 2004 murders of ex-girlfriend Keisha Stevens, her two children and ...

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Building a precedent (access required)

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An architect fired by the city of Alexandria has won the first case under a new whistleblower law that allows state and local government workers to sue for retaliatory job actions under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Attorney Zachary ...

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