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Fired AP reporter lands at McGuireWoods

Veteran Virginia political reporter Bob Lewis is joining the Richmond-based law firm McGuireWoods as its senior manager for media relations, the firm announced Wednesday. Lewis was fired by the Associated Press last month after mistakenly reporting that gubernatorial candidate Terry ...

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Two commonwealth’s attorneys unseated

Voters turned two Southside commonwealth’s attorneys out of office in elections Tuesday, while re-electing the incumbent in Norfolk despite a recent DUI charge. Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joan Ziglar was defeated by a former staffer in her office, Clay Gravely. Ziglar, ...

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Supervisor sues prosecutor for libel (access required)

Strong words in a campaign endorsement from a commonwealth’s attorney have led to a lawsuit against her seeking $1.75 million for libel. Culpeper County Supervisor William Chase Jr. filed suit Monday against county Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick (left) claiming he ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 1, the Virginia State Bar Eighth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Salem lawyer Charles G. Phillips for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Frank M. Slayton (access required)

Retired Halifax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Frank M. Slayton, a former eight-term state delegate, died Oct. 29 at his home in South Boston. He was 81. As a member of the House of Delegates from 1972 to 1987, ...

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