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Greene County official charged with UPL

The commissioner of revenue in Greene County has been charged with practicing law without a license. According to the Greene County Record, Larry Snow, 61, said that an elderly woman asked him for information on what she could do with ...

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A Justice for all seasons

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was in Richmond on Friday. And he took back a souvenir he said he’d never forget. Scalia, recently named Orator in Residence at the University of Richmond, gave a talk at UR in the ...

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Retirement, 21 years later

John Charles Thomas recently retired from the Supreme Court of Virginia. Wait a minute. Thomas hasn’t been on the court since 1989, you say. That’s true. In 1983, at age 32, Thomas became the first African-American to sit on the ...

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Snakes on a plate

The General Assembly won’t return to Richmond until January, but the annual exercise in minting new specialty license plates is in gear already. Virginia must have more specialty/vanity tags than just about any other state in the country. And for ...

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A Veterans Day story

Yesterday – Veterans Day – I went to the Richmond airport to pick up a colleague. Since you can’t go through security, at RIC you wait in a central area between the two concourses. I parked myself in front of ...

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A leader of the comp lawyers

Richmond lawyer Andy Reinhardt was in Miami last week. But it was hardly for a vacation. Reinhardt (right) is the new president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, known as WILG (pronounced will-ig). The group held its national ...

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Tips from four mediation veterans (access required)

HOT SPRINGS—Mediation sessions are sometimes like a “middle-school dance,” said mediator John B. McCammon. The process advances with the movement and tentativeness of kids making their way from the corners of the gym to the edge of the dance floor to ...

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Texas Strangers

Tonight, two teams no one thought would be in the World Series square off — the San Francisco Giants, who haven’t won the big prize since 1954, when the team was in New York, and the Texas Rangers, who never ...

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