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Abingdon ‘big box’ ruling will stand (access required)

By Peter Vieth A developer who proposed to build a Walmart store in Abingdon, only to have the town impose restrictions on such “big box” projects, apparently will not challenge an August circuit court ruling in favor of the town. ...

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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Western District proposes local rules (access required)

There is change in the wind for lawyers who practice in federal court in the western part of the commonwealth. Judges of the Western District have published for comment a set of proposed local rules that include some unfamiliar language ...

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Lawyer blasts courthouse maintenance

A local courthouse can be the pride of a community, or it can depress the spirit when it’s in disrepair.  One Roanoke-area lawyer says poor conditions at the Roanoke City courthouse are doing more than dampening spirits – they’re instigating ...

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Judge washes hands of sanctions motion (access required)

Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp has refused to hear the sanctions motion the county board of supervisors filed against former supervisor candidate Mark Prince. As VLW reported last month, the county board accused Prince and his lawyer of misusing ...

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