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Kenney named U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Brian F. Kenney will be the new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Alexandria. The judges of the 4th U.C. Circuit Court of Appeals tapped Kenney for the pending vacancy created when Judge Stephen S. Mitchell announced he will retire from the ...

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Can I buy a vowel?

The historic Hotel John Marshall in downtown Richmond closed its doors in 1988. A landmark on the Richmond skyline since it opened in 1929, a generation of lawyers will remember their bar swearing-in there. It’s been closed for years, but ...

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VLW honored at Virginia Press Association awards

NORFOLK–Virginia Lawyers Weekly won first place for feature story writing at the 2010 Virginia Press Association news, editorial and photo awards, announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual meeting in Norfolk. The winning piece was “A Veterans Day Story,” written ...

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Barely there

Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Roush and Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate provided a “Tort Law Update” on recent cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association convention on April 2. In particular, they commended the ...

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Knock three times

Did you hear the one about the allegedly drunken judge arrested on his way to a toga party? Actually, he was arrested wearing a bedsheet. And he was at a judicial conference, so it’s unlikely there was a toga party ...

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Meet John Doe

John Doe got sued this week. He must screw up a lot, because he’s always getting sued. Actually, whenever a lawyer needs to file a claim and isn’t sure quite whom to tag, she’ll file a suit against John Doe, ...

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A deposition from hell

If you’ve ever been trapped in a deposition from hell, you have company. Here’s the tale of some lawyers who take up 10 pages of a transcript trying to define “photocopy.” Really. It’s a public records case from Ohio, reported ...

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