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Patients’ Comp? (access required)

A bill before the Virginia General Assembly would create a “patients’ compensation fund” – paid for by health care providers – to pay for judgments in excess of the medical malpractice cap. Senate Bill 1389 was introduced by Sen. Kenneth ...

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Receiver is winding up Conrad’s practice (access required)

The attorney appointed to wind up the practice of disbarred lawyer Stephen T. Conrad says he soon will submit a proposal for distributing the assets of the law office. Richard S. Mendelson, the receiver for Conrad’s Woodbridge law practice, said ...

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Obama to make Williamsburg appearance

A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette.  No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter Vieth

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Senate spanks payday lenders

The Virginia Senate on Friday approved a bill that would close the door on open-end loans offered by payday lenders. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the unanimous vote looked like payback for what some leaders felt was dishonorable dealing ...

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Drug programs get OxyContin money

Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...

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Vick headed home soon

Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...

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