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Ex-sheriff sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves was handed a 19-month sentence for his guilty plea to racketeering this morning. According to the Northern Virginia Daily, Presgraves’ voice cracked as he apologized before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad.  “I failed the ...

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Roanoke lawyers help Santa

Lawyers and others in the Roanoke legal community pitched in again this week to help make Christmas time special for kids who might otherwise go without. At the annual “Santa in the Square” party in downtown Roanoke, 35 lawyers and ...

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County to appeal rail project decision

The Supreme Court of Virginia may get a say on whether the Virginia Constitution allows the use of public money for a Norfolk Southern rail project planned for Montgomery County. The county supervisors, who oppose the proposed freight yard, are ...

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Judge weighing defenses to VT claims

A circuit court judge appeared skeptical about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Monday on various defenses raised in two $10-million ...

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Judge weighing defenses to VT claims

A circuit court judge appeared skeptical about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Monday on various defenses raised in two $10-million ...

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Looking Back at 2009: Top Daily Alert Items  (access required)

Virginia lawyers keep track of what’s going on every business day with Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Daily Alert, an e-mail message that provides links to news and court opinions of interest to the legal community. We regularly watch and note which ...

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Baby formula maker faced ‘aggressive’ competitor (access required)

A Virginia-based maker of store-brand baby formula last month won a $13.5-million false advertising jury verdict against the maker of a leading brand that undertook what the judge termed an “aggressive and risky” comparison marketing campaign. Not only did the ...

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Landowner in takings case wants judge to take another look

The Roanoke landowner whose property was condemned, presumably for expansion of a privately-owned medical complex, is asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling in the case. After Roanoke Circuit Judge William Broadhurst ruled against the owner last month, word ...

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