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Judge Coulter’s humor remembered

Roanoke lawyers honored the memory of the late Circuit Judge Jack Coulter at a bar meeting Tuesday.  Both Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein and retired District Judge James P. Brice (right) recalled Judge Coulter not only as a distinguished jurist, ...

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Second homeowners’ group suit dismissed (access required)

A second lawsuit challenging the actions of a community homeowners’ group in Virginia has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon ruled that evidence did not support charges of racketeering and extortion against the Dogwood Valley Citizens Association. The ...

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Governor announces storm emergency

From the governor’s office: Governor Timothy M. Kaine dec*lared a state of emergency today, directing state agencies to take all reasonable actions necessary to protect the health and safety of Virginians from the potentially damaging effects of Tropical Storm Hanna. ...

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What not to cite

In this week’s VLW, Deborah Elkins recounts the unfortunate experience of a lawyer who went to court with the wrong weapon.  The lawyer argued using a case that — unknown to him — had been overruled.  We can now authoritatively ...

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