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Definitely worth more than a 1,000 words

Mugshots from the 1920s are significantly cooler than mugshots from today. That’s the claim of The Phoblographer, a photography website that explores photography and pop culture’s impact on the medium, in a post by Chris Gampat, editor-in-chief of the site. ...

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VSB website down for a day

The Virginia State Bar’s website will go dark from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday as the VSB moves the site from one vendor to another. Members will not be able to log in or use mobile applications during ...

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‘Side-switching’ doctrine tested in criminal case

A man who took his family hostage in a four-hour standoff with police could not prevent a court-appointed psychologist from “switching sides” and testifying for the commonwealth at his trial for abduction. Initially, the psychologist said the defendant was insane ...

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Feds cutting fees for court-appointed lawyers

Sequestration is hitting federal court-appointed lawyers in the wallet. The Executive Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference has reduced hourly rates for court-appointed panel attorneys by $15 an hour. The change is described as an “emergency move” to preserve federal ...

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College student’s academic struggles attributed to TBI – $2,800,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2006, the 13-year-old plaintiff was injured when the automobile in which he was a passenger was struck by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign. The plaintiff was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where it ...

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Stomach perforation occurred during removal of polyp – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 15, 2005, an 80-year-old female patient underwent an upper endoscopy to determine the cause of her complaints of difficulty swallowing. Prior to the endoscopy, the patient had reported that food was becoming lodged in her mid-sternal area. She ...

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Teen pedestrian struck and killed on dark highway – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case stems from an accident that happened on July 31, 2010, around 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 13 in Accomac, just north of the intersection with Daugherty Road. The roadway in this area is not lighted. As defendant was driving ...

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