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Judge could not block revival of lawsuit (access required)


A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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VSB revokes Bressler’s license (access required)

In the wake of a guilty plea to a corrup­tion charge in federal court, the Virginia State Bar has revoked the license of vet­eran Bristol attorney G. Walter Bressler. Bressler on April 7 admitted keeping quiet about allegations of misconduct ...

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Acting out of school (access required)

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A well-meaning effort to make college campuses safer may have spawned harsh procedures and penalties that ignore basic guarantees of fairness, some ad­vocates are saying. While many have welcomed campus changes that protect victims of sexual violence, others say some ...

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