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Ex-sandwich shop owner charged with bankruptcy fraud

Federal authorities in Roanoke Monday arrested former restaurateur Roland “Spanky” Macher on bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion charges. Macher is known as the founder of a chain of “Spanky’s” restaurants in Central and Southwest Virginia. More recently, he gained infamy ...

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Liberty law school wins full accreditation

Six years after opening, Liberty University’s law school has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. Approval came Aug. 5 from the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the ABA’s ...

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Hunton & Williams sued in contract case

Hunton & Williams and three of its Richmond lawyers are accused in a Wisconsin lawsuit of using “strong arm tactics” to force a Chicago-based company out of a large industrial supply contract. A Hunton spokesman today said the claims have ...

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Douglass to step down as UR law dean

University of Richmond law school Dean John Douglass has announced he will step down as dean next June and return to teaching at the school. Douglass will have served four years as dean when his term ends next year. “I ...

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Douglass to step down as UR law dean

University of Richmond law school Dean John Douglass has announced he will step down as dean next June and return to teaching at the school. Douglass will have served four years as dean when his term ends next year. “I ...

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Senate confirms Kagan

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times reports the Senate vote was 63 to 37. Kagan is the fourth woman to be named to the court and joins ...

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Clerks can record court proceedings, AG says

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli this week gave the green light for clerks to make recordings of court proceedings and provide copies for a fee, a practice that might help litigants who can’t afford to hire court reporters. Cuccinelli’s position ...

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Judge urges settlement in JMU default case

The judge hearing a claim by a New York college that James Madison University unfairly raided basketball recruits when JMU lured its head coach has urged the two sides to settle, according to a spokesman for the New York school. ...

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Clients of disbarred attorney to share in receiver’s funds

Former clients of disbarred Roanoke bankruptcy attorney Ann Marie Miller will receive an average of 20 cents on the dollar for their claims under a plan generally approved by Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein. Roanoke lawyer Chip Magee, the receiver ...

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