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Defendant runs from courthouse, jumps in river

A cocaine-possession defendant was so distraught over his court hearing Tuesday he apparently ran from the Danville courthouse and jumped into the Dan River. As the Danville Register & Bee reports, Anthony Falden was rescued from the chilly water and ...

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No UM/UIM ‘Stacking’ for Policy Omission (access required)

Although an auto liability policy failed to specify any specific amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provided, that omission did not mean the policy terms prohibiting “stacking,” or combining coverage for multiple insured vehicles, were ambiguous under Virginia law and would ...

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Cuccinelli softens stance on public records law

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he will no longer routinely advance the contention that his office is not subject to the state Freedom of Information Act. Cuccinelli had included a disclaimer in recent FOIA responses stating that a 2011 ...

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Lawyer faces 20 months in prison for drugs

A Wise County lawyer accused of using and sharing illegal drugs with former clients – and getting them to lie about it under oath – has pleaded guilty to four federal felony charges and faces 20 months in prison. The ...

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NLRB case on investigations proves puzzling to lawyers (access required)

Employee handbook restrictions on confidentiality are not the only kind of confidentiality that law firms and other employees have to worry about. When an employer conducts an internal investigation, it usually wants everybody to keep it quiet. Last year, the ...

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Investment truths produce long-term success (access required)

The last five years have sent stocks on a wild ride. First, the October 2007 to March 2009 Great Recession and bear market drove stocks down 50 percent, then the bull market boosted stocks up over 100 percent in under ...

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