A retired military intelligence officer was entitled to his $5-million retention bonus, even though his employer tried to claim he violated company rules by having a gun and ammunition in a locked drawer. The case involved the grandson of World ...Read More »
By Peter Vieth Virginia courts have been spared more than $10 million in continued spending cuts under the General Assembly’s compromise two-year budget. The House of Delegates earlier this year approved a spending plan calling for $5.3 million in across ...
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The state budget approved last week by the General Assembly would pay for judgeships in the commonwealth’s busiest courts, with one exception. The spending plan hammered out by the House-Senate conference committee includes money for filling a vacant general district ...Read More »
Two members of the General Assembly took care of their own when deciding which jurisdictions in Virginia would get judges in budget conference negotiations. House and Senate budget conferees last week decided to unfreeze 23 judgeships across the state and ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE–University of Virginia law school librarians are trying to restore a collection of rare law books that were selected by Thomas Jefferson for the library. The library has obtained 317 of the books over the past 40 years and is ...Read More »
ROANOKE — A Florida ride company faces another lawsuit over a roller coaster crash at the Salem Fair last summer. The mother of Samantha Goad filed the $1 million lawsuit on her behalf against Deggeller Attractions this week in federal ...Read More »
ALEXANDRIA — A Virginia Beach man has admitted to running a scheme in which he took thousands of dollars from homeowners and promised to modify their mortgages, but pocketed the money instead. Sixty-eight-year-old Howard R. Shmuckler pleaded guilty last Tuesday ...Read More »
(AP) They’ve been called “courtiers of the marble palace” and “sorcerers’ apprentices.” But to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, their law clerks are much more: sparring partners, workhorses and, often, extended family. Each of the court’s nine justices ...
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As North and South clashed during the Civil War, court officials across Virginia sent their records to Richmond, hoping to keep them away from invading Union armies. “It seemed to be common practice that the invading army would go straight ...Read More »
The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...Read More »