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Watching and waiting

Political anticipation may have claimed a victim in Richmond this week. We’ll confess to being a little edgy ourselves, with all the talk about the possibility that Gov. Tim Kaine might be picked as Barack Obama’s running mate and all ...

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When clients attack (access required)

It’s a tense situation confronted by every criminal defense lawyer. The client is not the most stable individual in the community. He or she may have been charged with shocking acts of violence. There may be a life sentence, or ...

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Former prosecution may have prompted attack (access required)

A Richmond criminal defense lawyer is lucky to have survived a particularly vicious client attack.  “I could have bitten the bullet,” said Charles Cosby, recalling the incident at the Powhatan Correctional Center some 20 years ago. Cosby was appointed to ...

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Noncompete lawsuit can go forward (access required)

An insurance company is the hands-down winner in a preliminary challenge to its noncompete agreement with a regional manager, as a federal judge turned away every defense offered by the former manager. The Aug. 11 opinion by U.S. District Judge ...

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Wagner enters LG race

As expected, two weeks after announcing her resignation from the Kaine cabinet, Norfolk lawyer Jody Wagner has filed as a candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor. In her bid for the 2009 Democratic LG nomination, Wagner faces Russell County businessman Jon ...

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Where is Vick’s money?

That seems to be a key question for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro as he seeks to make sense of Michael Vick’s financial affairs. As reported in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Santoro has ordered a hearing on Sept. 5 to explore ...

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60 years of practice

Williams Mullen partner Robert C. Nusbaum of Norfolk was honored this week for 60 years of service to his clients. As reported by The Virginian-Pilot, his colleagues showered the 84-year-old Nusbaum with accolades. “He’s unwavering,” said Howard Gordon, a partner ...

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