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Sanctions ordered for ‘frivolous’ foreclosure suit (access required)

An Alexandria lawyer who has filed numerous lawsuits challenging Northern Virginia foreclosures and evictions has been hit with nearly $10,000 in sanctions by a Fairfax Circuit judge who found the allegations of one action “frivolous.” It’s not the first imposition ...

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Conrad is chief judge in Western District

Roanoke U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad is now chief judge for the Western District of Virginia. A federal statute required the change when Judge James Jones reached the age of 70 this year. Conrad ascended to the chief judge’s post ...

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Need a letter of recommendation? Watch who you ask.

College seniors working on their applications to law school should choose wisely when deciding who to ask for a letter of recommendation. With all the detail work needed for the rest of the application, the requests for recommendations might seem ...

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Richmond lawyer vows to expand entertainment law beyond the coasts (access required)

Richmond lawyer Kirk T. Schroder is working to prove that you don’t have to practice in New York or Hollywood to be a leader in the entertainment law field. The Richmond lawyer is the chair of the American Bar Association’s ...

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Search & Seizure – Vehicle Search – Passenger’s Standing to Challenge Search (access required)

A passenger in a car has no standing to challenge the search of the car by police, and the Court of Appeals affirms convictions for possession of both heroin and a gun. The defendant was a right rear passenger when ...

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Criminal – Using Juvenile to Distribute Marijuana – Territorial Jurisdiction (access required)

An adult defendant may be convicted in Hanover County of causing a juvenile to assist in distribution of marijuana, even though the sales of marijuana to the juvenile all occurred in Henrico County, where the juvenile went to Hanover County ...

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