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Attorney arrested on timeshare fraud charges

Federal authorities have again charged a Williamsburg lawyer with taking part in a scheme to collect fees for selling timeshares to phantom or “straw” purchasers. The alleged scheme was responsible for more than $1.3 million in losses to resorts because ...

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Lawyers question carrier-prompted court reporter fees (access required)

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Some personal injury lawyers say they are being hit with higher court reporter fees as insurance companies try to lock in favorable rates for themselves. Attorneys’ complaints focus on the practice of insurers contracting for court reporting services. The National ...

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Herring: VSB can fund Diversity Conference

The Virginia State Bar faces no legal obstacle to funding its Diversity Conference with bar dues money, according to Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring. An Oct. 2 official opinion from the attorney general concluded the goals and activities of ...

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Wolthuis inducted by ACTL

Roanoke federal prosecutor Donald R. Wolthuis has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Wolthuis has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District since 1990. He is currently Senior Litigation Counsel and the ...

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Causey to be VSB president-elect (access required)

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A legal aid attorney is now in line to lead the Virginia State Bar beginning in 2017. Doris H. Causey of Richmond became the sole candidate for VSB 2016 president-elect when no other candidate submitted an application by the Oct. ...

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