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Two firms kicked off case (access required)

A Buchanan County judge has disqualified two law firms from a $3.25 billion lawsuit because he concluded that the attorneys “engaged in misrepresentation and deceitful conduct.” The attorneys have denied any unethical behavior and say their client, Consolidation Coal Co. ...

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Assembly fills four judicial vacancies (access required)

The General Assembly has filled four judicial vacancies—two in Fairfax County and one each in Portsmouth and Richmond. The candidates had the unanimous support of their local delegations and faced only perfunctory questioning when they appeared briefly before members of ...

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ABC Board should address Wine Act violations (access required)

Alleged violations of the Virginia Wine Franchise Act may be the basis of both administrative proceedings before the Virginia Alcohol Control Board and civil conspiracy actions in circuit court, according to the Supreme Court of Virginia. But the doctrine of ...

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ABC stores can exclude non-Virginia-made wines (access required)

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control stores can once again sell wine produced at Virginia wineries and exclude wine from out-of-state producers, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. The court also ruled that Virginia can provide an exception ...

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