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AG sues furniture company

A lawsuit filed by Virginia’s attorney general demands injunctive relief, consumer refunds and civil penalties from HomeSpun Home Fashions of Petersburg.  Attorney General Bob McDonnell claims the company failed to timely ship more than 100 orders.  McDonnell said that HomeSpun ...

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Med-mal cap fight on horizon for 2009 (access required)

Familiar battle lines between plaintiffs’ lawyers and doctors will be forming soon over a possible increase in Virginia’s $2 million cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. The arena has been quiet for nine years as the malpractice cap advanced ...

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Shannon running for Democrats’ AG nod (access required)

A five-year veteran of the Virginia House of Delegates with experience as a prosecutor is campaigning for the 2009 Democratic nomination for Virginia attorney general, bringing to four the number of contenders for the position. Del. Steve Shannon, D-Fairfax, is ...

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Cranwell ponders lt. governor bid

Former Del. C. Richard Cranwell is considering a run for Virginia lieutenant governor, he confirmed today. Cranwell (left), chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, said he is only “mulling around the possiblity” and preferred to avoid any public mention ...

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Grisham campaigns for Perriello

Author John Grisham, best known for his legal dramas, will be campaigning with fifth district Democratic Congressional candidate Tom Perriello today in Martinsville. The Danville Register-Bee has details. By Peter Vieth

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Grisham campaigns for Perriello

Author John Grisham, best known for his legal dramas, will be campaigning with fifth district Democratic Congressional candidate Tom Perriello today in Martinsville. The Danville Register-Bee has details. By Peter Vieth

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Fake voters registered in Hampton

An organization that sought to register new voters in Hampton may be rethinking its incentive package for canvassers. According to this story from the Daily Press, the nonprofit group paid young workers to sign up new voters, but only if ...

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