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Prosecutor, policeman are cleared of rights violations (access required)


A law school graduate’s civil rights claims against a prosecutor and a police officer arising from an attempted murder charge have foundered in federal court. The former law student, Peter S. Willis of Fredericksburg, spent a year in jail before ...

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A night for history


The Virginia Bar Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association made history in late January, as the two bar groups held their annual meetings together for the first time. And at the black-tie banquet Jan. 24 at the Williamsburg Lodge, ...

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Assembly bill would revamp HOA enforcement powers and procedures (access required)


An effort to bring peace to the battlefield of community associations and rebellious homeowners sparked its own skirmish as it advanced at the General Assembly. While critics warn of association leaders abusing new-found power, other lawmakers and representatives of community ...

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Mediation centers sell cost savings (access required)

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Court mediation programs may get a closer look if the General Assembly funds current budget requests from a coalition of dispute resolution providers. With an eye toward documenting cost savings for the court system, the Virginia Association for Community Conflict ...

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