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Remembering Chief Justice Carrico (access required)

For many in Virginia, he was the face of the Supreme Court of Virginia. For years, a generation of lawyers had known no other chief justice. Former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico died Jan. 27 in Richmond. ...

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IOLTA bill killed for 2013 session (access required)

A compromise bill to remove barriers to automatic use of attorney trust accounts to generate funding for legal aid cleared a House of Delegates Courts Committee only to be killed by its sponsor on the floor of the House. House ...

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Virginia Beach poultry prosecution questioned

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are defending a Virginia Beach woman who was told by city officials she could not raise chickens on her property. The Rutherford Institute says it is challenging in state Supreme Court a city ...

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Ex-U.Va. lacrosse player seeks new trial

(AP) — Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death are asking the state appeals court for a new trial, arguing the evidence in the case didn’t support a second-degree murder conviction ...

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New modernized bankruptcy forms are proposed (access required)

The Judicial Conference is proposing the first set of revised bankruptcy forms for individual filers in more than two decades. The conference is seeking public comments on the newly revised forms, including the fee waiver and installment fee forms, income ...

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Suit alleges D.C. firm failed to protect inventor’s secrets (access required)

A recently filed malpractice suit seeks to hold the D.C. law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery liable for the alleged theft of a California inventor’s confidential information. Elizabeth Holmes and her medical technology company, Theranos, Inc., sued McDermott last ...

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US court rejects appeal from Somali pirates

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Somali men who were the first people convicted on federal piracy charges in nearly 200 years. The justices did not comment last Tuesday in refusing to go into ...

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Terry stop in high-crime area constitutional, says 4th Circuit (access required)

Police didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment by conducting a Terry stop of individuals loitering outside a convenience store in a high-crime area, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a firearm conviction. An officer on routine ...

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