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House Republicans want Kelsey, McClanahan (access required)

The Republican caucus in the House of Delegates has selected Virginia Court of Appeals Judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan as its candidates for two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. If those two are elected to ...

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Russ Palmore dies

Russell V. Palmore Jr., a Richmond lawyer and chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, died April 7 following surgery for cataracts. He was 64. Mr. Palmore was an associate and partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and its predecessor Mays ...

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No scrivener’s error, Supreme Court holds (access required)

The concept of a scrivener’s error couldn’t be used to reform a deed of trust just because the document didn’t reflect the intent of the parties, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an unpublished order. To obtain relief, ...

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Federal courts could stay open for two weeks

Federal courts would keep running more or less as normal for up to two weeks if the government shuts down tonight, according to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Non-appropriated fees would last for that period of time, but the ...

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Allen to be VTLA president (access required)

Edward L. Allen brings family and history with him to the presidency of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. His grandfather was the first president of the association. His father started its political action committee. A cousin and a brother have ...

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