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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Western District proposes local rules (access required)

There is change in the wind for lawyers who practice in federal court in the western part of the commonwealth. Judges of the Western District have published for comment a set of proposed local rules that include some unfamiliar language ...

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Lawyer blasts courthouse maintenance

A local courthouse can be the pride of a community, or it can depress the spirit when it’s in disrepair.  One Roanoke-area lawyer says poor conditions at the Roanoke City courthouse are doing more than dampening spirits – they’re instigating ...

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Judge washes hands of sanctions motion (access required)

Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp has refused to hear the sanctions motion the county board of supervisors filed against former supervisor candidate Mark Prince. As VLW reported last month, the county board accused Prince and his lawyer of misusing ...

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Need for Speed (access required)

To take a break from his legal work, Richmond lawyer Stephen Harper likes to take his car for a spin through the countryside. In Harper’s case, however, the car is a race-prepared Nissan Sentra and the “countryside” is the scenic ...

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Marshall Ross becomes leader of VADA (access required)

The newly installed president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys is not anxious to build any fences around the lobbying efforts of his organization. Marshall H. Ross of Harrisonburg last month took the helm of the organization that represents ...

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