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Judge rejects action for spoliation of evidence (access required)

Propane Tank FEA

An injured worker blocked from a product defect case cannot sue his employer for losing a propane heater blamed for his injuries, a Henrico County Circuit judge has ruled. Virginia does not recognize an independent claim for spoliation of evidence, ...

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Ex-lawyer charged with taking client money (access required)

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A former Richmond lawyer has been indicted on a felony embezzlement charge for allegedly converting most of a $60,000 settlement to his personal use. The criminal charge against Darryl A. Parker is based on the same allegations that led to ...

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Three lawsuits name one police officer (access required)

Saying an Albemarle County police officer repeatedly targeted African-American males for traffic stops and intrusive searches, two civil rights lawyers have filed three separate lawsuits against the officer. The lawsuits – all filed in Albemarle County Circuit Court – name ...

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Herring receives Carrico Professionalism Award

The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2016 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring. Among those nominating Herring were Washington lawyers James A. Bensfield and Jonathan Kossak who represented Michael Kenneth ...

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Welfare staffers could file pleadings under Assembly measure (access required)

A proposal to allow designated state employees to file court petitions in certain family welfare cases met resistance but emerged from the Virginia Senate Feb. 10. Court pleadings normally require the signature of an attorney or a party who is ...

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