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Three lawsuits name one police officer (access required)

Saying an Albemarle County police officer repeatedly targeted African-American males for traffic stops and intrusive searches, two civil rights lawyers have filed three separate lawsuits against the officer. The lawsuits – all filed in Albemarle County Circuit Court – name ...

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Herring receives Carrico Professionalism Award

The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2016 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring. Among those nominating Herring were Washington lawyers James A. Bensfield and Jonathan Kossak who represented Michael Kenneth ...

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Welfare staffers could file pleadings under Assembly measure (access required)

A proposal to allow designated state employees to file court petitions in certain family welfare cases met resistance but emerged from the Virginia Senate Feb. 10. Court pleadings normally require the signature of an attorney or a party who is ...

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Senate: Raise threshold for reckless-by-speed (access required)

After a debate that acknowledged hefty fees charged by lawyers for defending speedy drivers, the Virginia Senate Wednesday approved raising the trigger point for reckless driving from 80 to 85 miles per hour. Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor crime ...

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Three recommended for expected GD judgeship (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association has endorsed two attorneys for an impending vacancy on the Roanoke Valley general district bench. The RBA voted Feb. 9 to recommend Daniel P. Frankl and B. Grimes Creasy for the opening expected to be created ...

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Judge approves $1.5M in fees in prisoner health case (access required)

The state has agreed to pay $1.5 million to lawyers who sued to force improvements in medical care for women prisoners. The federal lawsuit led to reforms including performance monitoring by an outside expert on prison medical care. The suit ...

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