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Witness Never Identified Defendant (access required)

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals, granted a petition for appeal for a defendant charged with robbery, attempted carjacking, and conspiracy to commit carjacking, it found that the trial court erred in denying defendant’s motion to strike all ...

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Landlord Proves Fraudulent Conveyance Against Lawyers and Defunct Law Firm (access required)

A partnership that owned the site of a defunct Fairfax County law practice is entitled to judgment against the former principals, including a former congressman, and other entities for $380,864.91 for both fraudulent conveyance and voluntary conveyance. The partnership also ...

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ADR symposium is Sept. 25

The Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Joint ADR Committee will be hosting “A Place at the Table: a Symposium on Attracting 21st Century Clients and Efficiently Solving their Problems” in Richmond on Monday. The symposium agenda will explore how ADR fits in ...

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Cheeseburger NOT in Paradise (access required)

An alleged burglar got busted in York County, South Carolina, because of his cheesy nickname. Markey Shannon, a/k/a “Cheeseburg­er,” was arrested Sept. 11 and charged with first-degree burglary, malicious in­jury to personal property, assault and battery and failure to appear, ...

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Baby died at childbirth, with conflicting testimony on status – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, had an uncomplicat­ed pregnancy with a total weight gain of 31 pounds and a prior successful vaginal birth. At 36 weeks and 4 days, plaintiff was admitted due to regular reported con­tractions to the care of defendant’s ...

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Late pedestrian’s family settles with driver pre-suit – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 27, 2016, at roughly 6:50 a.m., the decedent, who was in dark-colored cloth­ing, was walking across Quioccasin Road at the intersection of Quioccasin and We­stridge Road in Henrico County. At the location of the incident, there is no ...

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Speaking for the dead (access required)

Comments that an attorney made during a trial pitting two brothers against their late father’s lover came back to haunt the siblings on appeal. In a case in North Carolina, Earl and Henry Fortner argued at the Court of Appeals ...

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