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VSB Disciplianary Actions (access required)

Effective Nov. 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Denny P. Dobbins of Portsmouth based on the Sept. 20, 2012 revocation of his license to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia. ...

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John H. Tate Jr. (access required)

Marion lawyer John H. Tate Jr. died on Dec. 11 after a brief illness. He was 74. Mr. Tate was born in Coeburn and grew up in Bluefield, Va. He attended Washington & Lee University and graduated from William & ...

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Mother sues psychologist following toddler’s death (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) The mother of a 15-month-old boy who died on a court-ordered visit to his father filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Feb. 19 against the psychologist who sanctioned the visitation. Hera McLeod of Gaithersburg, Md., filed the $20 million suit ...

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Seizure of Saltville Rescue Squad assets denied (access required)

ABINGDON (AP) A federal judge has rejected a prosecution bid to seize cash and property from the Saltville Rescue Squad. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones says there’s no reliable way of knowing whether the assets were bought with proceeds ...

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Husband’s use of joint accounts upheld (access required)

A high-earning husband did not have to reimburse marital accounts used to pay temporary spousal support and his legal expenses after the parties separated, according to a new decision by the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The husband’s payments – ...

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Doctors’ Comp: Physicians who treat hurt workers resist low network fees (access required)

There is constant tension between doctors and workers’ compensation carriers over how much to pay medical providers to treat injured workers. The stakes are high because payment for care runs into the multi-millions of dollars for employers. The score was ...

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