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Representing churches and the clergy (access required)

The First Amendment is always in the background when church-related employment issues arise. Moreover, “a careful balance between the human perspective and the legal perspective is very important,” says Carrie D. Willard, who joined the Richmond firm of Macaulay & ...

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Lawyer gets $1.8M in med-mal case retrial (access required)

A retrial of the case that produced one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in state history has resulted in a much smaller number but the same practical effect. In April 2003, a Fredericksburg Circuit Court jury awarded $6.5 million ...

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Appellant must post bond, despite note (access required)

A deputy clerk’s notation that an appeal bond was “0″ did not relieve an appellant of his obligation to post bond within 30 days of an adverse support ruling in juvenile and domestic relations district court. As a consequence, Chesterfield ...

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Shelton named first federal P.D in W.D. (access required)

Larry W. Shelton, supervisor of the Norfolk federal public defender’s office since it opened in 2001, will be the first federal public defender in the Western District of Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appointed him to the ...

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