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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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