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Sandy Wellford, First Amendment attorney, dies in Richmond

Alexander “Sandy” Wellford, a retired Richmond attorney and First Amendment expert, died Wednesday at his home in Glen Allen. He was 78 Mr. Wellford, a partner at what is now Christian& Barton LLP for more than 40 years, played a ...

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Lawyer settles libel case based on threatened bar complaint (access required)

The final order had been entered in a child-support dispute when Irvington attorney Michael L. Donner Sr. received an e-mail in June 2007 with a letter attached from the former father-in-law of the man he had represented in the case. ...

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Judges talk about new federal courthouse

Richmond federal judges have some observations about the new courthouse at Seventh and Broad streets on the Richmond Bar Association’s Web site. The judges think the new courtrooms are more lawyer and juror friendly, with better acoustics and technology. They ...

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Judges talk about new federal courthouse

Richmond federal judges have some observations about the new courthouse at Seventh and Broad streets on the Richmond Bar Association’s Web site. The judges think the new courtrooms are more lawyer and juror friendly, with better acoustics and technology. They ...

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Virginia’s tort system heavenly?

Well, certainly not a Judicial Hellhole as defined by the American Tort Reform Association in its annual report on what it views as the worst places to try a case from the civil defendant’s point of view. West Virginia takes ...

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Service of process by Facebook?

Don’t try this in Virginia, but it appears to have worked in Australia – up to a point. Frustrated at not being able to serve a foreclosure notice by conventional means, an Australian lawyer sent the legal documents to a ...

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Service of process by Facebook?

Don’t try this in Virginia, but it appears to have worked in Australia – up to a point. Frustrated at not being able to serve a foreclosure notice by conventional means, an Australian lawyer sent the legal documents to a ...

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