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Lawyers settle on fees in same-sex marriage case

The state of Virginia will pay nearly $600,000 to lawyers who overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Lawyers on both sides of the case negotiated agreements for the state to pay a total of $580,000 to attorneys for same-sex ...

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Stamos named special prosecutor in Morrissey case

Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos has been named as special prosecutor in the second round of criminal charges against Del. Joe Morrissey. Morrissey is charged with perjury and with submitting a forged document in court. The charges grow out ...

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VBA’s new leaders: Johnson, Guy, Mercer

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Bar Association installed its new leadership at the group’s 125th annual meeting Jan. 22-24. Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III, a partner at the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams LLP, will serve as president this year. ...

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Court hears appeal by man detained after Facebook posts

(AP) A former Marine who posted anti-government messages online and threatened to “sever heads” in a Facebook post asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to reinstate a lawsuit over his psychiatric detention. Last year, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson dismissed ...

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W&L seeks dismissal of expelled student’s lawsuit

LEXINGTON (AP) Washington and Lee University wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a student who says he was expelled for having sex with another student who says she did not consent. The former student is referred to ...

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Audit finds ‘pattern of errors’ at clerk’s office

A new state audit found mistakes in billing and collecting of fines and costs at the Albemarle County Circuit Court clerk’s office, the latest in a string of critical reports. The latest audit by the state Auditor of Public Accounts ...

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Contempt finding for divorce lawyer reversed

A wife has won the right to stop supporting the husband who allegedly threatened to “bankrupt her” after she paid him over $1 million in a monetary award and spousal support for seven years. While it upheld the support termination ...

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Excessive force case settles for $50,000

The city of Chesapeake will pay $50,000 to end a lawsuit by a 70-year-old woman who claimed a police officer threw her to the floor in a confrontation at her home. The woman’s lawyer told The Virginian-Pilot her case was ...

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Court upholds fired CFO’s whistleblower win

A fired financial officer who won a half-million dollars in back pay and emotional distress damages has successfully defended her award on appeal. In affirming Andrea Jones’ Sarbanes-Oxley win in Richmond federal court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran’s nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the ...

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