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The crisp refresher…

At least one judge welcomes objections that bring to mind a long forgotten paean to a brand of cheap beer. The judge is Roanoke’s Cliff Weckstein and the beer is Ballantine. As several dozen lawyers listened, Weckstein today described the ...

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Abuse charge against lawyer dropped

A special prosecutor today nol prossed a charge of sexual battery against Roanoke lawyer David D. Lawrence. Lawrence was charged in May with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery.  According to The Roanoke Times , the female victim alleged Lawrence ...

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Virginia Beach clerk to cut back hours

The Virginia Beach Circuit Court clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays under new hours to start Oct. 13, Clerk Tina E. Sinnen reports. The new hours will be Monday through Wednesday 8:30am to 4pm and ...

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Lawyers want to get paid… (access required)

Family lawyers who accept court-appointed work in Fairfax County say they’re not getting paid on time, and two of them are asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to intervene, claiming they are owed more than $50,000 in fees for work ...

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Get ready for more aggressive HIPAA enforcement (access required)

Another round of regulations under federal privacy laws means more lawyers writing more advisories for businesses, and one health law attorney says it’s time to prepare for more aggressive HIPAA enforcement. This time, the regulations under the Health Insurance Portability ...

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Ginsburg released from hospital

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a hospital this morning after an overnight stay.  She plans to be back at work this afternoon, reports the Associated Press . -PDV

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