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Henrico ex-lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney in Henrico County has been indicted for an alleged embezzlement that already had cost him his license to practice law. William O. Smith, 70, appeared briefly today in Henrico Circuit Court and is expected to enter a ...

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Henrico ex-lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney in Henrico County has been indicted for an alleged embezzlement that already had cost him his license to practice law. William O. Smith, 70, appeared briefly today in Henrico Circuit Court and is expected to enter a ...

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Gloucester prosecutor apologizes to supervisors, won’t seek reelection

Gloucester County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Hicks issued a formal apology today to four current or former county supervisors who have sued him for libel. Hicks also announced that he will not seek reelection to a post that he has held ...

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VSB reprimands York prosecutor

York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen M. Addison accepted today a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar for failing to acknowledge a tentative plea agreement with a key witness during a murder trial in April 2007. That resolution of allegations ...

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Norfolk jury awards $115M in interactive TV patent case (access required)

A small technology company won a $115 million verdict from a Norfolk federal jury last week, on its claim that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system. ActiveVideo Networks contended ...

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W&M Dean gets NCSC award

The National Center for State Courts has named Davison M. Douglas, dean of the College of William and Mary law school, a recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the judiciary. The center cited Douglas’ contribution as ...

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W&M Dean gets NCSC award

The National Center for State Courts has named Davison M. Douglas, dean of the College of William and Mary law school, a recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the judiciary. The center cited Douglas’ contribution as ...

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