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Court revives excessive force lawsuit (access required)

The Supreme Court has reinstated a $25-million lawsuit against jail officials over brain injuries suffered by a prisoner assaulted at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (left). Kenneth Wagner claims he was beaten by jailers in 2006 and hospitalized ...

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Falls Church lawyer to lead Reed Smith

Alexander “Sandy” Thomas of Falls Church, formerly global chair of the litigation department at Reed Smith, is taking the reins as the firm’s Global Managing Partner. He will succeed Gregory B. Jordan in that role as Jordan leaves the firm to ...

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Hearing delayed in case of prosecutor’s photos (access required)

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The Missouri court hearing involving a Virginia prosecutor’s allegations of so-called “revenge porn” against a St. Louis lawyer has been rescheduled for Oct. 10. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford sought a protective order in a Missouri court, claiming ...

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Weiner unopposed for VSB president-elect

Fairfax lawyer Ed Weiner is the new Virginia State Bar president-elect designate. Tuesday was the last day a candidate could have filed a petition to run for president-elect of the VSB, and Weiner was the only person to file, according ...

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Decker appointed to Court of Appeals

Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed his secretary of public safety, Marla Graff Decker, to the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Decker, 55, will fill the seat of Judge Larry Elder, who retired Oct. 1 after 22 years on the court. ...

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