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Disthene settlement approved

Eight years of litigation over the treatment of minority shareholders in a family-controlled business came to an end Monday in a Buckingham County courtroom as teams of lawyers, clients and observers looked on. Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush approved the ...

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Prosecutor was ‘incompetent,’ court rules (access required)

A prosecutor who could be considered “incompetent” under Virginia legal ethics rules in his ill-fated pursuit of a drug conviction was nevertheless not shown to have knowingly filed meritless charges, the Supreme Court has ruled. Thursday’s decision by the high ...

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Dumler resigns from Albemarle board

Scottsville lawyer Chris Dumler has resigned from the Albemarle County board of supervisors, less than a week after a judge rejected a citizens’ effort to have him removed from office. “I wasn’t prepared to even grant the petition the appearance ...

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Kyanite settlement in sight?

Some of the uncertainty about the status of the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach could be put to rest with the possible settlement of a series of court disputes involving the warring Dixon family from Buckingham County. The family ...

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Pittman wins seat on VSB Council

Petersburg consumer lawyer Dale Pittman has been elected to a seat on the Virginia State Bar Council. The VSB reports results of voting that ended Monday as: Henry O. Brown                     3 Dale W. Pittman                     24 Joseph M. Teefey, Jr.              19 ...

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Lawyer pleads guilty in alleged Ponzi scheme

Accused of bilking investors over seven years, Virginia lawyer Brian Dinning pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud in Norfolk federal court Monday. Dinning, who formerly practiced in Suffolk and other Hampton Roads communities, had been accused of taking money ...

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