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Bank settles with victims of real estate scheme

Bank of America has reached a deal to end a lawsuit by scores of investors who claimed they lost millions purchasing overvalued Carolina waterfront property. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The deal essentially ends a federal lawsuit ...

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Lawyers question logic of attorney testimony case (access required)

In a case that surprised some criminal defense lawyers, the Virginia Court of Appeals approved the use of a lawyer’s testimony against his former client in a decision released earlier this month. In a malicious wounding trial in Newport News, ...

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Court grants writ on bid to increase ad damnum (access required)

A woman who won a $3.1-million slip-and-fall verdict against a Richmond hotel only to see it capped at $500,000 will get to ask for the full award from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court has granted a writ in ...

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