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Victory comes with a sting

Sometimes you win your case, but not without a few barbs aimed at your client. Such was the case with a man who hoped to return to work at a Dollar General warehouse in South Boston. He tried to apply, ...

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Ex-student’s claim against JMU advances

A federal judge will allow a claim of Title IX discrimination to move forward against James Madison University. A former JMU student contends the school did nothing to stop circulation of a video allegedly showing her abused by fraternity members ...

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Heath petitions for VSB presidency

Newport News attorney Leonard C. Heath Jr. has applied for election as president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. If unopposed, Heath would be elected to that post by acclamation at the bar’s 2017 annual meeting. He then would take office ...

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Virginia judge rejects stay for VW cases

Alexandria U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady has refused to put the brakes on litigation over Volkswagen’s admitted “cheating diesels.” With eight consolidated cases pending in the district that is home to the corporate headquarters of Volkswagen Group of America Inc., ...

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Bankruptcy filers targeted by scammers

Scammers who pretend to be calling from lawyers’ offices are victimizing people who have filed for bankruptcy, court officials say. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia warns that the perpetrators have gathered information from bankruptcy filings ...

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Changes afoot at Goodman Allen

A well-known Virginia firm is undergoing a few changes. The firm formerly known as Goodman Allen & Filetti PLLC is changing its name to Goodman Allen Donnelly. The firm, with offices in Richmond, Norfolk and Charlottesville, is recognizing the contributions ...

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Arlington Bar honors Korman

Arlington lawyer James Korman is being honored with the William L. Winston Award by the Arlington Bar Foundation. The award is being presented at a celebration Nov. 17. The award recognizes members of the community with long-standing public service who ...

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