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Judge sharply limits coverage in Huguely damages case (access required)

In a pair of rulings, a Maryland federal judge has slashed the amount of possible insurance coverage for the family of a University of Virginia student who died in 2010 after a scuffle with her former boyfriend, fellow student George ...

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Lawyers donate fees, fund fellowship (access required)

Two Virginia consumer lawyers have agreed to give up their fees in a credit reporting class action settlement to pay for a legal aid consumer law fellowship aimed at struggling immigrants. The donation of $193,930 will fund a two-year fellowship ...

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Lawyer sentenced to jail for sexual battery (access required)

Warrenton lawyer Jud A. Fischel was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for two incidents of unwanted touching involving female clients. Fischel earlier used an Alford plea to resolve two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. He contended he was ...

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Waverly mayor indicted for election fraud (access required)

The mayor of the Southside Virginia town of Waverly was indicted Tuesday on 12 felony charges of fraud in connection with absentee ballots in his March 2016 election victory. Walter J. Mason is accused of making false statements on absentee ...

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W&L jumps in law school rankings (access required)

Washington & Lee University moved from 40th to 28th in the latest rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The jump nearly reverses the school’s rankings drop in 2014, when it moved from 26th to 43rd. “While ...

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