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Palin will include Roanoke on tour of ‘Going Rogue’ (access required)

ROANOKE—Sarah Palin is taking her “Going Rogue’’ book tour to Roanoke. Bypassing the usual promotional route, the former Alaska governor has penciled in Roanoke for the tour but has yet to schedule a date. Other stops include Noblesville, Ind., and ...

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Negligence – Slip & Fall – Mopping Store Floor (access required)

A slip-and-fall plaintiff gets a jury trial on her claim that defendant Food Lion’s employee failed to place warning or caution signs or cones in an area he was mopping, or that had just been mopped; a magistrate judge for ...

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Federal jury considers schools’ ban on news reporter

A Buchanan County news reporter is trying to convince a jury that county school leaders improperly banned him from school property because they didn’t like his stories. Earl Cole, publisher of The Voice, claims that the school board defamed him ...

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Mortgage broker gets 20 years in fraud scheme

U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar sentenced a former Newport News mortgage broker to 20 years in prison for running a mortgage fraud scheme out of his house. According to the Daily Press, Richard N. Garries had been found guilty of ...

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Battlefield preservationists lack standing, county says

The Orange County Board of Supervisors says the lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Walmart in a historic battlefield area is no more than a policy disagreement and should be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, claims that supervisors ...

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Battlefield preservationists lack standing, county says

The Orange County Board of Supervisors says the lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Walmart in a historic battlefield area is no more than a policy disagreement and should be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, claims that supervisors ...

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Civil Rights – Prisoner Diet – Ramadan Observance (access required)

This civil rights suit filed by a Nation of Islam inmate to challenge defendant prison authorities’ alleged failure to provide him with the same number of total daily calories as other inmates during the Ramadan fasting period is moot, according ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations R. Robert Benaicha has joined the Richmond law firm of Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman as an associate. Deborah C. Waters has joined the law firm of Riddick Babineau as a partner and has offices in Norfolk and ...

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Sen. Hurt to run for Congress

State Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham) says he’ll challenge Rep. Tom Perriello for the 5th District seat in Congress next year. Hurt, a Chatham lawyer who has served in the Virginia Senate since 2008, says Washington needs a conservative voice for ...

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