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Herring wins regional chair

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been elected chair of the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General. The election was made official June 24. Herring has served as southern region vice-chair for two years. Herring will serve ...

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Governor issues executive order on environment (access required)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signaled June 28 that he won’t wait for a federal court or­der or support from state GOP lawmak­ers before taking action to lower carbon emissions from Virginia’s power plants. In the governor’s latest effort to exert executive ...

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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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Disabled vet bought car that could not support wheelchair, recovers under Consumer Protection act – $31,314 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Diane Applewhaite is a dis­abled Navy veteran who went to Koons Automotive Inc. in Woodbridge to pur­chase a vehicle. She had recently been prescribed by her physician to use an electric wheelchair, and needed to pur­chase a vehicle that ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective July 1, a Portsmouth Circuit Court three-judge panel suspended the license to practice law of Michael J. Massie of Portsmouth for 18 months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, communication, safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding ...

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