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Vick’s state dogfighting trial will be delayed until release (access required)

The state trials of Michael Vick and three co-defendants on dogfighting charges will be delayed until the men are freed from federal prison, the Surry County prosecutor said last week. “We don’t intend to go forward until these guys are ...

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Richmond lawyer settles defamation case with insurer (access required)

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has decided to settle rather than try to defend the accuracy of an adjuster’s statement that a prominent Richmond personal injury attorney “just takes people’s money.” Jay Tronfeld sued after the adjuster also told the client ...

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Burton to lead ODBA, other leaders elected (access required)

Beverly A. Burton, a senior assistant city attorney in Richmond, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Old Dominion Bar Association. Other officers installed last month at the ODBA’s annual meeting in Richmond are: • Robert ...

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Portsmouth’s Davis gets federal district judgeship (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Portsmouth Circuit Judge Mark Davis to a federal district court judgeship in Alexandria. Davis has served as chief of the Portsmouth Circuit Court since July 2006. Last Tuesday’s confirmation of the 46-year-old judge is ...

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PW will check citizenship during every arrest (access required)

WOODBRIDGE—A revised illegal-immigration policy will require Prince William County police to check the citizenship status of every person they arrest. Police Chief Charlie Deane presented the revised policy last week. The citizenship check for everyone arrested comes after concerns that ...

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Gilmore wins GOP nod for U.S. Senate seat (access required)

A sharply split Virginia Republican Convention has nominated former Gov. Jim Gilmore to run for the seat of retiring Republican Senator John Warner. Gilmore won 50.3 percent of the delegate votes on May 31 over conser-vative Bob Marsh-all, the Virginia ...

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High court issues show cause on Chesapeake lawyer (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ordered a Chesapeake lawyer to show why he should not be suspended from practicing before the court because of his failure to comply with appellate rules. The order lists nine cases filed by Andrew ...

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Statewide bars seek names for high court endorsement (access required)

Several statewide bar groups have set June 17 as the deadline for the submission of interest by candidates in replacing Justice G. Steven Agee on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The U.S. Senate confirmed Agee last month for a seat ...

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VSB panel backs four for SCC seat (access required)

The judicial nominations committee of the Virginia State Bar has found four candidates to be highly qualified and two more to be qualified for a seat on the State Corporation Commission. Those considered highly qualified are: • Philip R. deHaas, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 6, 2008, the Virginia State Bar’s Ninth District Committee imposed a public reprimand with terms on Danville lawyer Jon I. Davey for violating disciplinary rules that govern diligence and communication. According to the VSB, Davey failed to properly ...

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