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Mishandling escrow money brings 4-year suspension (access required)

A lawyer who allegedly transferred away his responsibility to manage nearly $400,000 in escrowed real estate transaction money has been suspended for four years. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the suspension for Rocco J. DeLeonardis Jr. of Reston ...

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Let us pray (access required)

Lawyers grow so accustomed to their terms of art that they sometimes forget how those phrases sound to the man on the street. When U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. told an unrepresented plaintiff that he needed to add ...

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Amhearst lawyer’s license restored (access required)

A suspended lawyer who called off a campaign for court clerk after bar charges became public has had his law license restored. Kevin L. Cash of Amherst County was reinstated to the status of active and in good standing with ...

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Spotts Fain names new managing partner

Spotts Fain PC shareholder Dana D. McDaniel has been elected managing director of the Rich­mond law firm. He succeeds Hugh M. Fain III, who has served as Spotts Fain’s managing di­rector since 1999. The change was effective March 21. McDaniel ...

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GOP settles copyright claim for use of photo (access required)

The Republican Party of Virginia will pay $9,000 to resolve a copyright claim over a photograph used in a 2014 cam­paign flyer. The settlement marks the second time a Roanoke writer has forced payment for unauthorized use of a photo ...

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