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Feds: Judge tried to coach witness (access required)

A Bristol juvenile and domestic relations judge is reportedly under investigation for possible witness tampering in the public corruption trial of his wife. Documents filed by prosecutors in connection with the Bristol utilities scandal allege two apparent attempts by Judge ...

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A blurred line (access required)

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A national tax debt relief business headquartered in Virginia is under scrutiny as the Virginia State Bar has leveled a series of miscon­duct charges against the lawyer who founded it. The bar claims that the lawyer still controls the corporation ...

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$2.75M verdict stands despite jury’s media exposure (access required)

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Even though jurors heard about earlier legal problems for a Leb­anon doctor defending a medical malpractice case, the jury’s $2.75 million verdict will be allowed to stand, a federal judge in Abingdon has ruled. The trial against Dr. Dwight L. ...

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Injunction denied over noncompete (access required)

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In a court battle between compet­ing hair replacement businesses, a federal judge has refused to bar a departed staffer from competing with her former employer while the case plays out. In the case, the judge openly ques­tioned whether claimed “trade ...

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