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Gustafson is new LeClair CEO (access required)

The Richmond-based firm of LeClairRyan has named C. Erik Gustafson of Alexandria to succeed David Freinberg as chief executive officer. Gustafson was the leader of the firm’s litigation section and previously served as head of the firm’s Alexandria office. His elevation ...

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House leaders reject impeachment for judge (access required)

Leaders of the Virginia House of Delegates say the alleged misbehavior of a Richmond-area judge does not warrant impeachment proceedings and the judge’s limited court schedule may soon be expanded. Three Republican lawyer-legislators met Tuesday with the attorney who represented ...

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Court appoints judges for VW motions (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has named three circuit judges to guide the possible consolidation of Volkswagen “cheating diesel” cases in state courts. Volkswagen’s U.S. subsidiary hopes to transfer current and future state court cases arising from the company’s dirty ...

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Judge apologizes for behavior (access required)

A Richmond-area general district judge reportedly wrote four letters of apology to clerks in the courts he served, saying he was “truly sorry” for “offensive conduct and statements.” Judge Robert B. Beasley Jr. is now sitting in only two of ...

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Bar approves diversity funding (access required)

Leaders of the Virginia State Bar resoundingly approved using bar dues to pay for programs of the VSB Diversity Conference Saturday, rejecting concerns about the appearance of coerced funding of political advocacy. The Feb. 27 recommendation of the VSB Council ...

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