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Wife’s appeal dismissed after husband’s death (access required)

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A wife who was unhappy with a lump sum settlement under a premarital agreement lost her appeal because she substituted her husband’s estate, not his personal representative, as the party in interest when the husband died after the divorce. Under ...

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More training, tighter scrutiny suggested for private police (access required)

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If a person wants to offer a professional pedicure in Virginia, he must complete 150 hours of training. But if a private citizen wants to carry a gun and make arrests, he can qualify as a “special conservator of the ...

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Man who sought to blackmail Norment pleads guilty (access required)

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Virginia state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City County, was the victim of attempted blackmail over purportedly “inappropriate” and “embarrassing” communications with two women, according to a government-prepared statement filed in federal court. A statement of facts filed in ...

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Judicial ethics center moves to NCSC (access required)

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The Center for Judicial Ethics has been acquired by the Williamsburg-based National Center for State Courts in the wake of the breakup of the American Judicature Society. The move brings the CJE, a national clearinghouse on judicial ethics and discipline, ...

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Connecting lawyers and clients: ‘Justice Server’ expansion planned (access required)

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JusticeServer, an important tool used to link willing lawyers with needy clients, is poised for an upgrade. Improvements to the online pro bono matchmaker are being highlighted during Pro Bono Week beginning on Oct. 19. Legal aid lawyers and supporters ...

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