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Publicity an issue in Taser death case

ROANOKE – Despite claims that a “media blitz” over a man’s death in police custody was fueled by inflammatory language in lawyers’ court filings, a federal judge declined to impose sanctions against lawyers who described the incident as “murder.” The ...

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Monday elected to appellate law fellowship

Roanoke attorney Monica T. Monday has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Academy inducted Monday to its membership in a Nov. 9 ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Academy recognizes the skill ...

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Victory comes with a sting

Sometimes you win your case, but not without a few barbs aimed at your client. Such was the case with a man who hoped to return to work at a Dollar General warehouse in South Boston. He tried to apply, ...

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Ex-student’s claim against JMU advances

A federal judge will allow a claim of Title IX discrimination to move forward against James Madison University. A former JMU student contends the school did nothing to stop circulation of a video allegedly showing her abused by fraternity members ...

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Heath petitions for VSB presidency

Newport News attorney Leonard C. Heath Jr. has applied for election as president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. If unopposed, Heath would be elected to that post by acclamation at the bar’s 2017 annual meeting. He then would take office ...

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Virginia judge rejects stay for VW cases

Alexandria U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady has refused to put the brakes on litigation over Volkswagen’s admitted “cheating diesels.” With eight consolidated cases pending in the district that is home to the corporate headquarters of Volkswagen Group of America Inc., ...

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