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Richmond faces another police overtime lawsuit (access required)

Richmond is facing another lawsuit by current and former police officers who claim they’re owed overtime pay. Seventy-seven plaintiffs filed the lawsuit Oct. 5 in federal court. The lawsuit says the city erroneously applied a federal law that says overtime ...

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On TV, Kaine, Allen clash anew on money issues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen drew sharper contrasts Monday between themselves in a televised primetime U.S. Senate debate on the issues of entitlements seniors have paid all their lives, with Allen backing higher retirement ...

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4th Circuit to hear arguments at WVU law school (access required)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was set to go to Morgantown last week. Oral arguments were scheduled for Thursday at the West Virginia University College of Law. Dean Joyce McConnell says that in one case, ...

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Ex-Salem vendor’s discrimination suit settled (access required)

ROANOKE — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Salem officials of discriminating against a former vendor after lawyers in the case advised the court that the case had settled. Yvonne Henderson filed the lawsuit in 2008. The ...

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Judge rejects challenge to use of lethal injection (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court judge has tossed out a lawsuit challenging lethal injection in Virginia. The lawsuit by Alexandria lawyers Meghan Shapiro and Christopher Leibig claimed that executioners who inject condemned inmates with lethal doses of drugs are illegally practicing ...

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Hampton Roads man get 11 years for bank fraud (access required)

NORFOLK — A businessman will spend more than 11 years in prison for participating in fraud schemes that prosecutors say led to the Bank of the Commonwealth’s failure and bilked the state and federal governments. Eric Menden pleaded guilty in ...

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