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Herring to announce office changes

Attorney General Mark Herring is expected to announce a series of reform initiatives for his office Thursday morning, the apparent result of a review by three experts announced in February. The panel was asked to generate recommendations related to the ...

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Virginia Beach to have prosecutors for every DUI

Drivers challenging DUI charges in Virginia Beach will face a prosecutor on the other side of the courtroom beginning June 30. City Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle says he will staff every driving-under-the-influence case with one of his assistants. Currently, ...

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Lawyer sued after murder of process server (access required)

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It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...

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ALPS keeps A- rating

The Virginia State Bar’s endorsed insurance carrier has retained its healthy assessment from insurance rating agency A.M. Best. ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance Company continues to hold an A- (Excellent) rating with a stable outlook, ALPS reported Wednesday. The news ...

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Portsmouth lawyer pleads to assault

A Portsmouth lawyer accused of inappropriately touching a female deputy has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. Sterling H. Weaver Sr., 65, entered an Alford plea, which means he did not admit guilt but acknowledged the evidence was sufficient ...

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Senate confirms Lauck for federal bench

The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The vote was 90-0. Lauck was nominated by President Barack Obama in December and ...

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Police officer sues newspaper for defamation

A Culpeper police captain says he was portrayed as corrupt and dishonest in news articles published by the Culpeper Star Exponent. Christopher Settle has sued the paper and news reporter Allison Brophy Champion for defamation, demanding $1.35 million. The Culpeper ...

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