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Housing authority’s appraisal was not just compensation, jury rules – $3,756,250 Verdict (access required)

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority condemned a 50,000 square foot parcel of land at the corner of Killam and 39th Street in Norfolk, originally offering the property owner $2,080,000 as just compensation for the property. The land acquired by the ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 12, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Matthew F. Bellinger of Montpelier for one year for violating professional rules that govern misconduct. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Bellinger, ...

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Gordon D. Holloway (access required)

Retired York County Circuit Judge Gordon D. Holloway, who was elected county commonwealth’s attorney at 28, died Dec. 11. He was 82. Judge Holloway was elected York’s top prosecutor in 1959 when he was only 28, the youngest attorney to ...

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Albert A. Dawson Jr. (access required)

Albert A. Dawson, the first African-American to be elected a circuit clerk in Virginia, died Nov. 27. He was 66. Mr. Dawson was elected as clerk of the Petersburg Circuit Court in 1987 and held that office until 1996. Before ...

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William B. Hopkins Sr. (access required)

William B. Hopkins Sr., a longtime Roanoke lawyer who spent 20 years in the Virginia Senate, died Dec. 11. He was 90. A native of Rocky Mount, Sen. Hopkins left Washington and Lee University during his senior year after Pearl ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Clive A. O’Leary of Fredericksburg for two years based on his noncompliance with terms from a March memorandum order from the Circuit Court of ...

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