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Lawyer convicted on drug charges gets 2-year suspension

A Wise lawyer who admitted to prescription fraud and served 20 months in federal prison now has a date when he might return to law practice. In an agreement with the Virginia State Bar, R. Stuart Collins accepted a two-year ...

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Judge, not jury, decides ‘bad faith’ (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has closed the door for any claimant who hoped to take an insurance bad faith case to a jury. The court says a bad faith claim under the Virginia statute is a matter for a ...

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Hettrick recognized for pro bono leadership

George H. Hettrick of Richmond is the 2015 recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award. Hettrick has led the pro bono efforts of Hunton & Williams for 25 years. He was the driving force ...

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Roush reappointed

Defying warnings from Republicans about his legal authority, Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wednesday reappointed Justice Jane Marum Roush to her tenuous seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Republican legislative leaders insisted the 2015 General Assembly still was technically in session, ...

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McAuliffe adamant about reappointing Roush

Gov. Terry McAuliffe re-emphasized Tuesday his intention to reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to a second temporary term on the Supreme Court of Virginia despite the objections of Republican legislative leaders, who renewed warnings about weakened court authority. McAuliffe restated ...

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The return of multi-disciplinary practice?

Multi-disciplinary practice may be back. Maybe. More than 10 years ago, the Virginia State Bar slammed the door on allowing lawyers to collaborate and share business ownership with related non-lawyer professionals. A VSB special committee suggests the bar take a ...

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Va. Supreme Court drops schedule for opinion release

The Supreme Court of Virginia now will release opinions when they are ready, without waiting for the court’s official sessions, according to an announcement on the court’s website. The court will no longer hold opinions for release during a session ...

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