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Prosecutor goes to court to get on the ballot

Update: (9/8/11, 3:50 p.m.) Judge Harry Taliaferro has upheld the local electoral board’s decision invalidating Wayne Emery’s petition. According to the Northern Neck News, Emery plans to file further injunctions immediately. A 16-year Virginia prosecutor could be unseated this year ...

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Sheriff faces lawsuit over Memorial Day killing

The Memorial Day murder of a deputy’s ex-wife has led to a $20-million wrongful death lawsuit against Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt. Former deputy Jonathan Agee, 32, is accused of gunning down his ex-wife Jennifer in Roanoke City and later ...

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Law practice, then and now (access required)

The pace of practice has quickened, client relationships may be more transient and civility ebbs and flows in the big city. Small-town general practitioners probably lose the most profitable local cases to competitors with flashy advertising, and business clients view ...

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Bank challenges Trump’s bid for Kluge mansion

The Bank of America is asking a federal judge to block Donald Trump’s claimed right-of-first-refusal to buy the embattled Albemarle House mansion near Charlottesville. Trump owns the front yard and other nearby properties formerly controlled by heiress Patricia Kluge, who ...

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