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Warrenton attorney suspends law practice (access required)

A Warrenton lawyer convicted of sexual battery in January has agreed to have his law license suspended on the basis of impairment. The indefinite suspension of Jud A. Fischel was effective May 15 under an order from the Virginia State ...

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Theater owner wins injunction to unlock his business (access required)


The operator of a Blacksburg combination theater-bowling alley and restaurant was allowed back into its building last month after a judge criticized the premises owner’s padlocking the doors amid a rent dispute. The theater company admitted it was behind on ...

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Loan modification lawyer is suspended (access required)

A Fredericksburg attorney agreed to give up her law license for a year after being charged with rule violations in connection with five clients who sought mortgage modification services. Virginia State Bar prosecutors accused Karen M. Kennedy of collecting “nonrefundable” ...

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DIY Discovery (access required)


An injured plaintiff who conducted his own investigation into the design of a toilet tank lid was barred from using information he received in informal contacts with the toilet manufacturer, a judge has ruled. To allow company employees’ statements as ...

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VSB seeks comment on CLE guidance

The Virginia State Bar is looking for comments on proposed changes to its guidance on requirements for written materials that must accompany continuing legal education programs. The proposed changes are intended to improve the timeliness and quality of written CLE ...

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