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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Oct. 10, a three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel issued a public reprimand to Richmond lawyer Vaughan C. Jones for violating professional rules that govern diligence, according to the VSB. * * * On Oct. 15, the Virginia State Bar ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 1, the Virginia State Bar Eighth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Salem lawyer Charles G. Phillips for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Frank M. Slayton (access required)

Retired Halifax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Frank M. Slayton, a former eight-term state delegate, died Oct. 29 at his home in South Boston. He was 81. As a member of the House of Delegates from 1972 to 1987, ...

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Mug shot publication listed wrong charges under plaintiff’s photo – $22,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 20, 2012, Shenandoah Crime Times published the plaintiff’s mug shot and alleged criminal charge, which read: “JAMES SUDDARTH, POSSESS, TRANSPORT FIREARMS BY CONVICTED FELONS X 2; DISCHARGE OF FIREARM IN OCCUPIED BUILDING; RECKLESS HANDLING OF FIREARM CPD.” The ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 15, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Marjorie L. Wall of Farmville for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, safekeeping property, communication, fees, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. ...

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