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Rotunda-GMU case settled

Former George Mason University law professor Kyndra Rotunda has settled the remaining claims in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the school and her former supervisor, Prof. Joseph Zengerle, reports the ABA Journal. Alexandria U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema dismissed most ...

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Condemnation case settles for $36 million

An unusual claim to land ownership will not face a challenge in Alexandria Circuit Court, reports the Alexandria Sanitation Authority. The utility has agreed to pay $36 million to a company formed by real estate developer Charles Hooff and Alexandria ...

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Homeowner’s policy does not cover drywall damage

A Norfolk federal judge has ruled a Virginia Beach resident has no coverage under his homeowner’s policy for Chinese drywall damage that forced him out of his home. The decision is among the first few insurance coverage rulings related to ...

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$75 million to change hands in coal settlement

In what must be some kind of record, Pennsylvania-based CONSOL Energy Inc. will pay $75 million to resolve six years of coal pollution litigation in Buchanan County Circuit Court. The announcement comes in a CONSOL filing with the SEC this ...

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Prosecutor, newspaper reach deal on seized photos

A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...

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Washington lawyer sentenced for role in Va. drug ring

A lawyer licensed in both Washington, D.C., and New York has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to launder drug money in Virginia. Brian Malady was a crystal meth addict who agreed to hide tens of thousands ...

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