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Tech use during trial is topic of Richmond Bar program (access required)

The Richmond Bar Association will present a program Tuesday, Oct. 21, on the use of technology in presenting evidence during trials. The program – “Can They Do That? Use and Abuse of Basic Courtroom Technology” – will be held at ...

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Inmate indicted for unsolved murders, rape from the 1980s (access required)

ROANOKE—A grand jury has returned indictments against a prison inmate whom prosecutors linked through DNA evidence to two unsolved murders and a rape from the 1980s. The Roanoke Circuit Court panel charged William Ray Hagy, who is serving a 50-year ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban (access required)

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.” So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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Wilkins leaves 4th Circuit for South Carolina law firm (access required)

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Former 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge William “Billy”’ Wilkins is joining a Columbia law firm as a partner. Nexsen Pruet board chairman Leighton Lord said Monday that Wilkins will work in the firm’s office in Greenville, ...

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Loudoun to assist employees in buyed foreclosed homes (access required)

LEESBURG—Loudoun County officials are coming up with plans to help public employees buy foreclosed homes. The program would provide $5,000 grants to county and school system workers to use in purchasing a foreclosed property in the county. Officials are working ...

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Supreme Court nixes appeal of ex-prof (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a former Florida professor once accused of being a top Palestinian terrorist. The high court’s decision last week means that Sami Al-Arian, who once taught at the University of South ...

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Department store loses effort to arbitrate employee claim (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia again rejected by unpublished order the contention of Dillard’s Inc. that malicious prosecution complaints filed by two former employees had to be decided by arbitration. This time, the decision in Dillard’s Inc. v. Judkins, Record ...

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Economy prompts changes at Washington-area law firms (access required)

WASHINGTON—The economic crisis is triggering changes in Washington-area law firms in everything from the way they charge for their services to layoffs and expansions. Among the biggest changes is in the area of fees. More law firms are considering alternatives ...

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Solons vote to name waterfall for Warner (access required)

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would name a man-made waterfall for Virginia Sen. John Warner. The rapids at the former site of the Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredricksburg would carry the senator’s name under ...

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Localities to share cost of wastewater projects (access required)

Nine Virginia localities will share in $190 million for 10 wastewater treatment projects intended to clean up Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Resources Authority is issuing the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund bonds. They will help finance improvements to sewer treatment ...

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