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Gun permit applications surge in Wise County

The burgeoning demand for concealed weapon permits shows no sign of cooling off, at least in Southwest Virginia. Wise County court officials have received more applications for pistol permits in the first six months of 2013 than permits issued for ...

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AG candidates bare teeth at the Beach (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The Democrat came out swinging and the Republican wasted little time taking the offensive himself as the candidates for Virginia attorney general met in their first debate at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach ...

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Industrial worker suffered TBI, blindness due to machine failure – $14,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 20, 2009, the plaintiff was operating a high-speed CNC vertical machine for his employer when the tool that he had inserted into the machine catastrophically failed, was ejected out of the machine and struck the plaintiff in his ...

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Diabetic lost arm and leg after infection went undiagnosed – $6,700,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was hit by a car while a pedestrian. He suffered a tibial plateau and wrist fracture, which resulted in an open reduction and internal fixation. He was discharged within a week of the first admission, on Nov. ...

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Deal set for Cavalier makeover

While lawyers, judges and academics partook of legal education, fellowship and sunshine at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting Friday, the soon-to-be new owner of The Cavalier Hotel unveiled details of an agreement for renovation of the historic property. The ...

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NLRB notice-posting rule invalid, 4th Circuit says

The 4th Circuit has struck a federal rule that required employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act to post notice informing employees of their rights under the Act. In a unanimous opinion, the Richmond-based federal appeals court upheld summary ...

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Diversity panel gets seat at the VSB table (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference has gained access to the VSB’s top policy body. The VSB Council voted 62-5 June 13 to give the three-year-old Diversity Conference representation on the bar’s Executive Committee. The decision puts ...

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No comp for flip-flop trip & fall

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. But the walking may not be, according to a workers’ comp case released on June 12. It’s been a few years since a college women’s lacrosse team scandalized some of their mamas by wearing ...

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