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Legislators, others honored by prosecutors

Two retiring delegates were among legislators and lawyers honored as “Champions of Justice” by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys at their annual meeting in Virginia Beach this month. Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, was recognized for his long service as ...

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Lawyers clash over police checkpoint

A controversial Charlottesville area police checkpoint has sparked a dispute between the local prosecutor and a crusader against overzealous law enforcement. Albemarle County supervisors are caught in the middle as civil rights advocate John W. Whitehead and county Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Judge approves Virginia Chinese drywall settlements (access required)

A federal judge has approved settlements totaling more than $17 million for Virginia homeowners whose homes were damaged by noxious Chinese drywall. The four settlements involve so-called “downstream entities,” including companies that distributed the tainted wallboard in Virginia, and should ...

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