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Senate OKs Gibney, Diaz (access required)

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John A. Gibney Jr. for a U.S. District Court seat in Richmond and Albert Diaz, a trial court judge in North Carolina, for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The confirmation of Gibney and ...

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Court grants writ in $272,096 sanctions case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will review $272,096 in sanctions levied by Fairfax Circuit Judge Jonathan C. Thacher, who concluded that a suit over a real estate commission was filed “out of a vindictive and malevolent desire to injure and ...

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Litigant gave up too quickly, court holds (access required)

A party in a contract dispute was mistaken in concluding that the judge’s ruling on the effect of an answer to a complaint went further than it did, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled on Dec. 17 in an unpublished ...

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Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to retire

Alexandria Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell is retiring in August, and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applications for his successor. Mitchell, 65, was appointed to the bankruptcy court in December 1994 after practicing law for 15 ...

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Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to retire

Alexandria Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell is retiring in August, and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applications for his successor. Mitchell, 65, was appointed to the bankruptcy court in December 1994 after practicing law for 15 ...

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Professors get $2.5 million each from West

An effort to get legal commentary on the cheap has backfired on West Publishing Corp., The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Two law professors had split $10,000 for providing an annual update on Pennsylvania criminal procedure for the legal publisher. But when ...

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Amendments would provide money for judiciary budget

Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed two budget amendments today that will affect the judiciary’s budget. He suggests $1.7 million for what he described as “longstanding priority judicial vacancies” and an additional $5.4 million to the criminal fund to help pay the ...

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Gibney gets federal judgeship

The Senate confirmed John A. Gibney Jr. tonight for a U.S. District Court seat in Richmond. Gibney, a partner in the Richmond firm of ThompsonMcMullan, was recommended for the seat in September 2009 by Virginia’s Democratic Senators, Jim Webb and ...

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