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Quinan to lead Christian & Barton

Business lawyer Michael J. Quinan has been elected managing partner of Richmond’s Christian & Barton, L.L.P.  He succeeds J. Edward Betts, who held the position for 23 years, the firm said. Joining Christian & Barton in 2004, Quinan has served ...

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Herring fires McDonnell special counsel

Virginia’s new attorney general has terminated the appointments of two private law firms hired to represent former Gov. Bob McDonnell in his official capacity and members of his office. McDonnell still has privately retained attorneys for representation in connection with ...

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Supreme Court pushes ‘Hernandez’ envelope (access required)

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In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court ...

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Business records bill advances (access required)

Introducing medical records and other business records in circuit court could get a lot easier with a bill moving through the House of Delegates. House Bill 301 would allow lawyers to use a certificate of authenticity instead of witness testimony ...

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Newspaper wins defamation appeal (access required)

A Norfolk newspaper does not owe damages to a Chesapeake school principal for an article that, according to the principal, insinuated he arranged for his son to get special treatment. The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the ruling of a ...

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