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Judicial study group: Use chief judges to balance regional caseloads (access required)

Virginia’s existing court districts and circuits are so intertwined with other government services that they should not be changed, at least for now. That’s the conclusion of a court-appointed study panel after a fast but intense study of Virginia’s judicial ...

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Payee notification up for discussion again (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has asked the Virginia State Bar once again to look at payee notification. Past proposals, seeking to protect clients from potentially larcenous lawyers, would have required insurance companies to give notice to litigants expecting ...

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Richmond jail death verdict is $2.4 million

A Richmond jury has hit the city sheriff and his former chief jail doctor with a $2.4-million verdict for the 2008 death of an inmate from untreated bronchial pneumonia. The verdict may be a record in Virginia for the death ...

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Business owners can create companies online with SCC system

The Virginia State Corporation Commission has taken a giant leap away from its kludgy web-based service of two years ago with the debut this month of streamlined processes for creating corporations and LLCs online. In what the SCC clerk calls ...

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Business owners can create companies online with SCC system

The Virginia State Corporation Commission has taken a giant leap away from its kludgy web-based service of two years ago with the debut this month of streamlined processes for creating corporations and LLCs online. In what the SCC clerk calls ...

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Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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