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Nurses win damages over school’s loss of accreditation

A Roanoke County jury has awarded $53,800 apiece to most of 16 former nursing students who said their nursing school failed to tell them when it lost its accreditation. The verdict against the state caps a nine-day trial and three ...

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Judge takes away women’s jury verdict against Virginia Tech

A judge has overturned a jury’s awards totaling $101,000 based on gender discrimination claims against Virginia Tech. Roanoke U.S. District Judge James Turk ordered a new trial holding the trial evidence showed Virginia Tech paid fund-raising employees based on experience ...

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After six years, SCC ends phone book investigation

Does anyone still use a phone book to look up a number? Apparently they did in 2004, because more than 350  complaints came rolling in to the State Corporation Commission when a multitude of errors appeared in Verizon telephone books ...

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NC prosecutor sues over friend’s affair with husband

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states with “heart balm” laws, allowing spurned spouses to recover big bucks as victims of  adultery. The latest example pits an assistant prosecutor against a family lawyer. The two women had been ...

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Gamesmanship no threat to use of mediation in civil cases…yet (access required)

Lawyers increasingly complain about gamesmanship that threatens to sabotage the practice of mediation, but no one seems to be willing just yet to abandon the popular alternative to trial in civil cases. Despite finger pointing about mediation abuse between the ...

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6th Circuit approves Obama health care plan

A Republican appointee joined a Democratic appointee Wednesday for a 2-to-1 panel decision upholding the federal health care law in the first ruling on the program from a federal appeals court. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered the ...

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Hearings set for judicial map study

The Virginia Supreme Court panel studying proposed new judicial circuits and districts has announced details of the six public comment sessions it will hold in July. The first meeting, in Abingdon, is set for Thursday, July 7. The full meeting ...

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Deeds draws challenger

A Charlottesville lawyer plans to run as a Republican for the seat of state Sen. Creigh Deeds. Elsewhere, two incumbent commonwealth’s attorneys announce bids for re-election. “T.J.” Aldous, the Charlottesville lawyer, described himself as a “committed conservative” as he told ...

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Lawyer attacked after acquittal

Victims’ families confronted the defense lawyer after a Norfolk jury acquitted a sailor of manslaughter charges in a wreck that killed two people and hurt two others. Video from station WTKR shows the father of one of the victims yelling ...

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