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‘Gray Divorce’ (access required)

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Baby boomers may remember when Elvis sang, “I’ve got a lot o’ living to do.” Lately, many aging boomers relate to that old song – and start thinking about divorce – when their children leave the house. Longer lifetimes mean ...

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Victim’s mother backs Huguely’s version of fatal encounter (access required)

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The mother of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia lacrosse player who died in 2010 after a scuffle with former boyfriend George Huguely V, is endorsing his version of events in a legal filing. Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, cites facts ...

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Portsmouth lawyer suspended for 18 months (access required)

A lawyer who once counted the Portsmouth mayor among his clients has agreed to put his practice on hold for 18 months to resolve ethics charges with the Virginia State Bar. Michael J. Massie’s law office in Portsmouth settled five ...

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Feds: Judge tried to coach witness (access required)

A Bristol juvenile and domestic relations judge is reportedly under investigation for possible witness tampering in the public corruption trial of his wife. Documents filed by prosecutors in connection with the Bristol utilities scandal allege two apparent attempts by Judge ...

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LGA taps new officers, directors for 2016-17 (access required)

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. elected new officers and members of its board of directors at its recent conference in Virginia Beach. For a one-year term, the officers for 2016-17 are: • President, W. Clarke Whitfield Jr., Danville ...

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A blurred line (access required)

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A national tax debt relief business headquartered in Virginia is under scrutiny as the Virginia State Bar has leveled a series of miscon­duct charges against the lawyer who founded it. The bar claims that the lawyer still controls the corporation ...

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