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Coal permit too lax on mercury, judge rules

Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Spencer gave environmentalists a victory by invalidating a permit for a major coal-fired power plant in Southwest Virginia. In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Spencer said that the state Air Pollution Control Board erred in issuing the permit ...

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Journalists’ group helps with Collegiate Times lawsuit

The Society of Professional Journalists is helping the Virginia Tech student newspaper with its legal fight to get information from the West Virginia State Police. The Collegiate Times will receive $1,000 from the society’s legal defense fund to help obtain ...

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Wild goose chase sends man into court

A traffic judge was lenient in the jaywalking case of a man who tried to help geese cross the Fairfax County Parkway. According to The Washington Post, Jozsef Vamosi pulled his car to the side of the busy road during ...

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No old farmhouse for Souter

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has opted for a $500,000 suburban New Hampshire home instead of his aging family farmhouse. According to The New York Times, Justice Souter has concerns that the farmhouse wasn’t structurally sound enough to ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Insurance – D&O Policy – Legal Fees (access required)

In this litigation over a debtor peanut production plant’s D&O policy interpled to cover anticipated claims arising from salmonella-contaminated products made by the plant, a Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses a director’s counterclaim against the D&O carrier alleging the carrier ...

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Montgomery County judges recuse themselves from VT suit

The Virginia Tech shooting lawsuits have been assigned to Judge Colin Gibb of Pulaski since the circuit judges of Montgomery County cited conflicts of interest. The families of shooting victims Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson are suing the state, Virginia ...

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