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Gun case pulled from docket (access required)

The Virginia attorney general’s office has decided not to contest a Shenandoah County man’s right to own a firearm even though he has been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault. The Department of State Police had told Festus Brian Foltz ...

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Hassell to miss argument session (access required)

Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. will miss his last argument session as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia because of health reasons. The court issued a press release this afternoon announcing that he would not participate in the session ...

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Ad damnum, defamation cases settled while on appeal (access required)

Don’t look for rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia in the Spear ad damnum case or the much-litigated defamation claim of a former Raytheon Technical Services Co. executive. Both have been settled under confidential terms, less than two weeks ...

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Former delegate Hamilton indicted

A federal grand jury in Richmond indicted former state Del. Phillip A. Hamilton today on charges of bribery and extortion. Hamilton lost his seat in the House and on the powerful Appropriations Committee in 2009 after disclosures that he sought ...

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LeClairRyan adds lawyers in Roanoke, Rochester

LeClairRyan has added 16 intellectual property lawyers, a dozen of whom will open an office in Rochester, N.Y., from the international law firm of Nixon Peabody. The other four lawyers will join LeClairRyan offices in Washington, Alexandria, Chicago and San ...

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Kelsey leads in high court endorsements (access required)

Virginia’s statewide bar associations are completing their endorsements for a pending seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The endorsements leader at this point is Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey, who received the highest rating from five ...

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Court reinstates cases for plaintiffs (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued unpublished orders today in two areas of the law that it has had frequent occasion to visit – statutory employees and inadequate damages. Both orders reversed judgments that had been entered for defendants in ...

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