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J&DR judges called to active duty (access required)

Two Virginia juvenile and domestic relations judges are being called up for active military duty, requiring additional hours by substitute judges. Both Judge Correy R. Smith of the Waynesboro J&DR Court and Judge H. Cary Payne of the Lynchburg J&DR ...

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Legal ethics opinions withdrawn (access required)

A Virginia State Bar committee has been doing some cleanup in the archives of Virginia legal ethics opinions. The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics has withdrawn 13 LEOs in recent months. “The committee determined that for a ...

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Chesterfield Bar endorses judge candidates (access required)

Chesterfield County lawyers have deemed four candidates to be “highly qualified” for an expected opening on the county juvenile and domestic relations court. Two other lawyers were rated “qualified,” according to the secretary for the Chesterfield Bar Association. The CBA ...

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Woods Rogers acquires Lynchburg firm (access required)

Merge - FEA

Another Roanoke law firm now has a foothold in the Lynchburg legal market. Woods Rogers PLC of Roanoke is combining with Edmunds & Williams PC, Lynchburg’s longest established firm, in a market dominated by the growing health care business Centra ...

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LeClair to settle HDL claim (access required)

The LeClairRyan law firm will pay more than $20 million to settle claims arising from its work for now-bankrupt Richmond lab services company Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., according to a proposal filed in bankruptcy court. The firm also will abandon ...

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Within the spirits of the law (access required)

Whiskey Pour - FEA

The owner of a Richmond restaurant offering hard-to-find liquor, often at breathtaking prices, is battling the state-mandated minimum for food sales. “Mack” McCormack is in trouble with state regulators be­cause his bar’s potent libations carry price tags that dwarf the ...

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