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Jury awards $662k in excessive force case (access required)

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A Loudoun County man’s five-year battle to recover damages for a violent confrontation at his home produced a $662,500 verdict against three sheriff’s deputies. Marcus Mial claimed officers violated his rights in 2010 when they stormed into his home and ...

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McAuliffe blocks higher scrutiny of state use of private lawyers (access required)

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill to require public posting of most state contracts with private lawyers. Billed as a government transparency measure, Senate Bill 1059 was sponsored by Sen. Mark. D. Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg. “The legislation would have enhanced ...

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Justices call pitches, but won’t draw the strike zone (access required)

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA – The Supreme Court of Virginia is willing to call balls and strikes, but don’t look for the court to diagram the entire strike zone. While lawyers should not expect the court to lay out ...

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VSB cancels all plans for 2015 Midyear Seminar

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The Virginia State Bar drew withering fire from supporters of Israel as it cancelled a planned legal seminar in Jerusalem last month. While the scheduled Midyear Legal Seminar in November appeared doomed for lack of participants, bar leaders cited concerns ...

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