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Fairfield is named director of W&L’s Lewis Law Center (access required)

Joshua A.T. Fairfield, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the next director of the Frances Lewis Law Center. He will begin his duties with the center on July 1. An expert ...

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Beach lawyer wins FELA ruling in W.Va. (access required)

Virginia Beach attorney Richard N. Shapiro has won a ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court that a general release by a retired locomotive engineer does not bar a mesothelioma claim under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. Sparrell Ratliff Jr. ...

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VLW wins two awards in company competition (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly brought home two awards from the Dolan Media Company Editorial Summit held in Scottsdale, Ariz., earlier this month. The company, which publishes more than 60 titles in 20 markets nationwide, conducts the annual Samuel B. Spencer Journalism ...

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Appalachian students win national moot court award (access required)

Two third-year law students at the Appalachian School of Law (ASL) in Grundy, have won the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition in Buffalo, N.Y. Joshua Ferrell and Dustin Bergman argued in the Erie County Courthouse before four ...

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Kaine asks legislature to extend jobless benefits (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has asked lawmakers to approve enhanced and extended benefits for jobless Virginians, longer health insurance coverage for laid-off workers and beefed-up food stamps benefits, all tied to federal stimulus cash. But the governor, who heads the ...

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Former Democratic House leader resigns to take ABC position (access required)

Del. Franklin P. Hall of Richmond is stepping down after 34 years in the General Assembly to accept an appointment to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. The 70-year-old Democrat said his retirement will be effective April 14, the week after ...

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Judge invalidates permit for King William reservoir (access required)

RICHMOND—A federal judge in Washington has invalidated a permit for a reservoir in King William County. The ruling last week by U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy is a victory for environmental groups and the Mattaponi Indian tribe. They claimed the ...

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Kaine vetoes death penalty, concealed weapon legislation (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has vetoed legislation that would have expanded the death penalty and made it easier to purchase and carry weapons. If enacted, the death penalty measures would have increased the population eligible for capital punishment. Virginia already ...

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High court won’t stop sports elimination at JMU (access required)

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has ended a group’s attempt to immediately halt a Virginia university’s plan to eliminate 10 athletic teams. The high court refused last week to consider a request from Equity in Athletics, Inc., to immediately stop James Madison ...

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Marshals highlight their judicial security efforts (access required)

ARLINGTON—Four years after the husband and mother of a federal judge were murdered in their home by a disgruntled litigant, federal marshals have significantly increased resources dedicated to judicial security. At a ceremony last week, the U.S. Marshals Service highlighted ...

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