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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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Final judgment: Debt relief company owes millions (access required)

The slow collapse of a debt relief com­pany that allegedly fleeced millions from struggling consumers has reached an end in a California federal court. The March 16 final judgment against Morgan Drexen Inc. came just two weeks after a Charlottesville ...

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Brennan tapped for VSB post (access required)

A prosecutor for the Virginia State Bar has been hired for a top executive job at the agency. Assistant bar counsel Renu Brennan will become deputy executive director of the VSB this summer as Mary Yancey Spencer retires from the ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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