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Interim commonwealth’s attorneys take office

As top prosecutors ascend to the bench in both Amherst and Franklin Counties, judges have named former assistant prosecutors as interim commonwealth’s attorneys. In Amherst, Lyle Carver was sworn in Wednesday, The News & Advance reported. He fills the position ...

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Lawyer disbarred after fumbling two cases

A Northern Virginia lawyer who let two lawsuits lapse and then misrepresented the status of those cases has had his law license revoked by the Virginia State Bar. In both cases, Sean P. McMullen of McLean failed to respond to ...

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U.S. Supreme Court revives lawsuit over Norfolk sign

NORFOLK (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has revived a Norfolk company’s lawsuit challenging the city’s sign ordinance. The justices on Monday sent Central Radio Co.’s case back to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which rejected the company’s claim ...

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Lawyer convicted of fraud accepts disbarment

An attorney facing sentencing in August for pocketing advance fees from bankruptcy clients has agreed to revocation of his Virginia law license. In May, Tony M. Hutchinson of Norton pleaded guilty to one count of fraud and acknowledged a pattern ...

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State code changes considered in wake of gay marriage ruling

State leaders are considering possible changes to the Virginia Code in light of the national legalization of gay marriage. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. have sent a letter to the state Code ...

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Judge approves Sweet Briar survival plan

A judge Monday approved a deal to keep Sweet Briar College open and end tangled litigation over the future of the rural women’s college. The agreement will both provide money for the next year of operation and create a wholesale ...

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