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Judge upholds county ban on adoption of pit bulls (access required)

LEESBURG—A Loudoun County judge has upheld a policy prohibiting county-run animal shelters from offering pit bulls for public adoption. Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill ruled that publicly funded shelters are not required to make all breeds available for adoption. ...

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High court: Use of cell phone doesn’t facilitate drug trafficking (access required)

Using a cell phone for a misdemeanor drug purchase does not constitute felony facilitation of drug trafficking, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The defendant in Abuelhawa v. U.S. a case from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

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LINC recognizes work of attorneys, Williams Mullen (access required)

The Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) has recognized two local lawyers and a local law firm for exceptional volunteer support to the non-profit organization over the past year. The honors were presented earlier this month at LINC’s annual “Lunch ...

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Diversity Job Fair is Aug. 15; registration deadline is Friday (access required)

The deadline for registration by employers for the Third Annual Diversity Job Fair sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association is Friday, June 5. The fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Embassy Suites ...

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Disbarred lawyer indicted in $4M theft from estate (access required)

Disbarred Franklin lawyer J. Edward Moyler Jr. has been indicted on nine embezzlement charges stemming from the theft of more than $4 million from an estate for which he was the executor. Moyler acknowledged the theft during a court appearance ...

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Warner touts e-medical data despite hacker attack (access required)

A hacker’s theft of millions of Virginia’s most sensitive prescription drug records isn’t slowing Sen. Mark Warner’s push for electronic medical records. The former governor convened a conference in Richmond last week about the medical and cost-saving benefits of digitizing ...

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Norfolk votes to ban use of Chinese drywall (access required)

NORFOLK—Contractors in Norfolk are no longer allowed to use Chinese drywall when constructing or renovating buildings in the city. The city council voted unanimously last Tuesday to require contractors to certify that they are not using drywall made in China, ...

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Judge Marilynn Goss to receive VSB award for ‘Excellence’ (access required)

Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Marilynn C. Goss has been named the 2009 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence Award by the Virginia State Bar’s General Practice Section. The award recognizes more than a quarter century of practice representing ...

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Death-row inmate wins partial victory on appeal (access required)

A Virginia death row inmate who claims he was wrongly convicted in the murder-for-hire of his marijuana supplier won a partial victory in a federal appeals court last week. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Health Dep’t computers recovering from hacking (access required)

The Virginia Department of Health Professions is slowly restoring its computer functions in the wake of a hacker attack but still can’t say whether the hacker got access to millions of Virginians’ prescription drug records. Department spokesman Kathy Siddall says ...

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