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$42 million: Settlement reached in logging accident that hurt three, killed one (access required)

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Victims of an explosion and fire at a Southside Virginia logging site in 2011 have settled product liability claims for a total of $42 mil­lion, lawyers report. Four workers suffered severe burns when welding machinery exploded in flames as the men ...

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McAuliffe promises swift action after felon-rights ruling (access required)

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After his blanket felon-rights res­toration order was struck down by the Supreme Court of Virginia July 22, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s adminis­tration said it would move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hop­ing to cast ballots in November’s election would be ...

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Phony check scam bites law firm, bank (access required)

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A bank and a Lexington law firm shared a $269,800 loss in a settle­ment last month after the firm fell victim to a phony business client. One of the lawyers taken by the scam­mers said there were none of the ...

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How to become a valuable resource for journalists (access required)

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Given the number of attorneys in the United States (some 1.2 mil­lion practicing ones), it seems unlikely that the majority of these lawyers can become trusted re­sources for journalists. Before such a union can materialize, however, there are rules that ...

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