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Identity theft victim gets $532K from credit agency (access required)

A joyful event for Suzanne Sloane led indirectly to two years of misery. Sloane delivered her second child at Prince William Hospital in June 2003, unaware that her last name would prove too big a temptation for an employee of ...

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Hunton & Williams goes west (access required)

A world map with the 17 offices of Hunton & Williams had a glaring omission. No more. “We’re finally into California with a great group of people,” said Thurston R. Moore, chairman of the Richmond-based firm’s executive committee. The people ...

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Spammer's conviction upheld by appeals court (access required)

An attorney for Jeremy Jaynes says the affirmance by the Virginia Court of Appeals of his felony conviction for violating the state’s anti-spam laws is only the first step on what promises to be a long appellate road. “Both sides ...

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Homeowners win, then lose, fight with title co. (access required)

When Allison Balzano was relaxing in the finished basement of her Arlington County home, she thought she heard water running under it. It wasn’t her imagination. The Tudor at the corner of Glebe and North Dittmar roads had been built ...

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Hassell is tapped for another term as Chief (access required)

The justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia have chosen Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. for a second four-year term as chief justice. The re-election came last week at a meeting of the court devoted to court business unrelated to hearing ...

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Issue: Does U.Va. hospital foundation have immunity? (access required)

Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward L. Hogshire asked an attorney for the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation whether the primary purpose of the foundation was to pay physicians rather than to support charitable work. The attorney, Donald R. Morin, responded ...

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Woman wins $551K for assault by her ex (access required)

“This marriage fortunately was brief,” wrote the Fairfax County Circuit judge who handled the divorce of Deborah Martin and Ernest J. Lofgren. In fact, litigation over the relationship has gone on longer than the couple were together, and it may ...

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Driver didn't cause wreck, convicted of leaving scene (access required)

A driver can be convicted of felony leaving the scene of an accident even if he was not legally responsible for causing the crash and remained at the scene and rendered assistance after the wreck, the Virginia Court of Appeals ...

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Supreme Court suspends, fines Roanoke attorney (access required)

The Supreme Court of Vir-ginia has suspended Roanoke lawyer D. Stan Barnhill from practicing before the court for a year and fined him $1,000 for filing an intemperate petition for a rehearing. Barnhill represented the defendant in Taboada v. Daly ...

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$3.5M is awarded for brain damage after gastric bypass (access required)

Two of the country’s most prominent gastric-bypass surgeons had different theories about what caused the brain damage of a Fredericksburg area woman. Dr. Philip Schauer, president of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and director of the Bariatric and Metabolic ...

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