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Weather snarls courts

Snow has put a crimp in court schedules around the state. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s administrative offices will open at 10:30 Wednesday morning because of inclement weather, the court reported on its website. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Court rejects rehearing in Va. Tech cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has closed the final door to recovery for families of two victims of the Virginia Tech shootings who sued the state rather than accept $100,000 settlements. The court Tuesday denied the families’ petitions for rehearing ...

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Law firm settles case against Trump companies

A Richmond law firm that crossed swords with Donald Trump’s lawyers says it has resolved the protracted federal court dispute involving unpaid fees and alleged defamation. The firm of Cook, Heyward, Lee, Hopper & Feehan PC was hired to represent ...

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Quinan to lead Christian & Barton

Business lawyer Michael J. Quinan has been elected managing partner of Richmond’s Christian & Barton, L.L.P.  He succeeds J. Edward Betts, who held the position for 23 years, the firm said. Joining Christian & Barton in 2004, Quinan has served ...

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Herring fires McDonnell special counsel

Virginia’s new attorney general has terminated the appointments of two private law firms hired to represent former Gov. Bob McDonnell in his official capacity and members of his office. McDonnell still has privately retained attorneys for representation in connection with ...

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Supreme Court pushes ‘Hernandez’ envelope (access required)

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In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court ...

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Business records bill advances (access required)

Introducing medical records and other business records in circuit court could get a lot easier with a bill moving through the House of Delegates. House Bill 301 would allow lawyers to use a certificate of authenticity instead of witness testimony ...

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