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Kaine requests Soering transfer to German prison

In one of his last official acts as governor, Tim Kaine today requested the U.S. Justice Department approve a transfer of convicted killer Jens Soering to Germany, where he would be eligible for parole in two years. Soering is the ...

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Tort reform measures in the hopper at the G.A.

Virginia hospitals are backing legislation in the 2010 General Assembly to encourage a “disclosure/early offer” pilot project aimed at averting medical malpractice litigation. House bill 306, sponsored by Henrico County neurologist and Del. John O’Bannon, would authorize the state health ...

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Court rules are on court’s own Web site

The Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia have a new online address and a new look. The rules now are hosted here on the court’s own Web site in PDF form. Steven L. Dalle Mura, director of legal research ...

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Two top VT officials remain in shootings lawsuit

Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and former Executive Vice-President James Hyatt remain as defendants in the two lawsuits filed by families of students killed in the 2007 shootings at the school. Also remaining in the case are the former head ...

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Former state Sen. George Warren dies

Former state Sen. George M. Warren Jr., a prominent trial lawyer and prosecutor, has died at age 87, reports the Bristol Herald Courier . Sen. Warren served in the Virginia Senate from 1963 to 1975.  He was Bristol Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Hair habit comes home to roost

Famed New Orleans restaurateur Al Copeland left a legacy of litigation stemming from his hair enhancements when he died last March. As reported by sister publication New Orleans City Business , Copeland’s estate is being sued for $126,000 for charges ...

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