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Womble Carlyle to acquire firm in Charleston, SC

With more than 500 lawyers and an office in Tysons Corner, North Carolina-based Womble Carlyle is poised to expand by taking over a 44-lawyer firm in Charleston, SC. Buist Moore Smythe McGhee is Charleston’s largest law firm. Its acquisition by ...

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Lawsuit could lead to explanation for no-show worker

The Norfolk Community Services Board has sued to recover money it spent on salary and benefits for an employee who was allowed to stay at home for 12 years. By naming as defendants the suspended-with-pay worker and four former staffers ...

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Judge replaces prosecutors with defense lawyer

After conflicts arose with two prosecutors’ offices, a Norfolk judge has appointed a criminal defense attorney to take over the government’s case against a man accused in a fatal auto crash. WTKR reports the judge appointed lawyer B. Thomas Reed ...

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Court settles union hall dispute (access required)

An upstart union that won the right to represent workers at the giant MeadWestvaco paper mill in Covington also wins the local union hall. A circuit court judge in January had ruled the new union – Covington Paperworkers Union Local ...

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Feds can use Hamilton’s emails to his wife

A Richmond federal judge has ruled a legislator’s emails to his wife about an expected new job are admissible in his bribery trial, even though the emails were sent before a privacy policy was enacted at the legislator’s workplace. U.S. ...

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Packing heat in the house of God

“Personal safety” is a sufficient reason for carrying a gun to church, according to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. While a long standing Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor to bring a gun to a “place of worship” during a ...

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Lawsuit is latest woe for Seth Greenberg

The Virginia Tech basketball coach has more to worry about than his team’s snub by the NCAA. A $2.5-million lawsuit filed last month names Greenberg and his “Seth Greenberg Basketball Camp” at Virginia Tech. The suit claims 15-year-old Austin Schuler ...

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