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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On June 6, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section III subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Scott H. Donovan of Manassas for violating professional rules that govern misconduct. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Donovan, ...

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Back pay awarded in Title VII case, parties settle compensatories – $28,321 Verdict, $55,000 Settlement (access required)

A female deputy at a state correctional center made protected complaints regarding her immediate supervisor’s unwanted sexual advances. The deputy was then terminated after management alleged she had abandoned her post. At trial, the plaintiff argued that her termination was ...

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J. Rodney Johnson (access required)

Retired law Prof. J. Rodney Johnson, an expert in wills, trusts and estate planning who helped rewrite a state probate code that had not been revised since the early 1900s, died June 10 at his Henrico County home after a ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective June 3, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the license to practice law of Timothy L. Coffield of Keswick based on his conviction of a crime in Charlottesville Circuit Court. Coffield was ordered to appear before the ...

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