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Heart solution maker settled for more than $6M (access required)

The maker of a solution used in heart surgery paid more than $6 million to settle six cases in which a patients died after surgery at Mary Washington Hospital near Fredericksburg in 2004 and 2005. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, its ...

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Putney calls for return of diploma (access required)

A powerful Virginia lawmaker says the police chief in Charlotte, N.C., should return a bachelor’s degree he did not earn, or complete the work needed for the Virginia Commonwealth University diploma. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week that Del. Lacey ...

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AP polls strengths, weaknesses of presidential candidates in Va. (access required)

The Associated Press got a take on the strengths and weaknesses of the presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain from the eyes of Virginians through an exit poll of 2,500 voters. OBAMA’S STRENGTHS: Obama did best among those under ...

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Experts to debate campaign financing (access required)

The University of Richmond law school will host a debate on “Hard Questions about Soft Money: Campaign Finance Reform and Fiscal Freedom in Today’s Economy.” The debate on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. will be held in the law school’s ...

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Former Dominion executive joins McGuireWoods LLP (access required)

Eva Teig Hardy, retired executive vice president of Dominion Resources and former Virginia cabinet member, has joined McGuireWoods LLP as a senior policy advisor and consultant. She will be based out of the firm’s Richmond office. Hardy worked in public ...

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VSB Young Lawyers celebrate women, minorities on bench (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference will be holding a bench-bar dinner at the Bull & Bear Club in Richmond this evening in celebration of women and minorities in the legal profession. Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn, one ...

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High court adopts rules on foreign legal consultants (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted a rule that provides for the certification of foreign legal consultants. The Virginia State Bar Council, acting on the recommendation of its task force on multijurisdictional practice, first recommended approval of Rule 1A:7 ...

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Man indicted for selling bear to undercover agent (access required)

STAUNTON—A grand jury has indicted a Churchville man on a charge of selling a mounted black bear to an undercover agent. According to an indictment returned last week by an Augusta County grand jury, Jonathan T. Goble accepted a $200 ...

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UVa researchers to review effect of domestic violence on kids (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Three University of Virginia researchers will look at the often-overlooked victims of deadly domestic violence: the children. The researchers have received a $275,000 grant from the National Institute for Mental Health to examine resources for children who are often alone ...

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McDonnell: Count federal absentee ballots (access required)

Virginia’s attorney general told state election officials last week that they must count perhaps hundreds of federal absentee ballots despite a state law ordering some of them to be cast aside. A dispute arose last week after Fairfax County’s registrar ...

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