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Litigant deserved higher legal fees (access required)

A litigant was shorted on his legal fees, prompting a reversal by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court said John Richard Harvey’s legal bill of $39,480.46 in fees and costs for his successful petition to have a conservator ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the following cases by summary disposition based on the reasoning of the lower tribunal. Rockingham Memorial Hospital v. Bailey, Record No. 0811-14-3, Sept. 9, 2014, upholding an award of workers’ comp benefits for claimant’s ...

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Prosecutor got personal, but no new trial

A woman who was convicted in Abingdon federal court for her role in a mom-and-pop cockfighting venture, wanted a new trial because of an improper comment the prosecutor directed at her defense lawyer. Abingdon U.S. District Judge James P. Jones ...

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