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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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Lawyers can submit ethics questions online

The Virginia State Bar now offers a Web-based form for submitting ethics questions to the VSB Ethics Counsel’s office. Clicking a bright blue button on this page opens the form where attorneys can identify themselves and type in a question ...

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Cuccinelli gives up donation from Navy Vets figure

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he will donate the $55,000 given to his campaign by the director of a Navy veterans organization that’s under investigation in several states. The donation from Bobby Thompson, whose whereabouts are now unknown, was ...

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Privacy advocate prevails at 4th Circuit

Privacy advocate B.J. Ostergren, who posted state officials’ Social Security numbers as a dramatic demonstration of security lapses on official websites, won an appellate victory Monday. A 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed a district court ruling that ...

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Privacy advocate prevails at 4th Circuit

Privacy advocate B.J. Ostergren, who posted state officials’ Social Security numbers as a dramatic demonstration of security lapses on official websites, won an appellate victory Monday. A 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed a district court ruling that ...

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Commonwealth held in default (access required)

A New York judge has entered default judgment against the Commonwealth of Virginia and James Madison University on a claim that the school tortiously interfered with the contract of the head basketball coach at Marist College. Marist College sued Coach ...

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