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Weckstein to retire this week

Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein is retiring effective Oct. 1. A frequent writer and lecturer on trial advocacy, Weckstein has been a judge of the 23rd Circuit for 28 years. He has been a multi-term chairman of the Judicial ...

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Action survives against nursing home chain

A whistleblower lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud by a major national nursing home chain is moving forward in Alexandria federal court. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton gave a green light this month for the suit alleging that HRC ManorCare encouraged ...

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Kuhnel is new Roanoke county attorney

The Roanoke County board of supervisors has named Ruth Ellen Kuhnel as county attorney, to succeed the retiring Paul M. Mahoney. Kuhnel has served as assistant county attorney and senior assistant county attorney for eight years. For five years, she ...

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Bankruptcy judges to lunch with lawyers

Western District bankruptcy judges plan to discuss practice issues with lawyers in a pair of brown bag lunch sessions in Lynchburg and Roanoke. Judge Rebecca Connelly and Judge Paul Black will take part in lunch meetings on Oct. 15 in ...

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Keep international meetings, bar study group urges

Despite bitter criticism of the cancellation of a planned Israel trip this year, a Virginia State Bar study group recommends continuing the VSB’s annual overseas excursions. The seven-member study group unanimously agreed the bar’s Midyear Legal Seminar is “within the ...

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