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Family settles with PETA over death of girl’s dog

NORFOLK (AP) A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking a girl’s unattended dog and euthanizing it, ending an attempt to effectively put PETA on trial for euthanizing hundreds of animals ...

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Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo’s bid for new sentence

(AP) Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. Malvo’s attorneys ...

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VSB president issues statement on Charlottesville

Doris Henderson Causey, president of the Virginia State Bar, released the following statement Aug. 15 about the events in Charlottesville this past weekend: As Nelson Mandela wrote, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, ...

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Lawsuit targets rally organizers (access required)

Two sisters injured in the car attack Saturday that killed a Charlottesville paralegal have sued the alleged driver of the car as well as organizers of the white nationalist rally that allegedly precipitated the violence. The suit, filed Tuesday in Charlottesville ...

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Weber to defend man accused in Charlottesville death (access required)

A general district judge selected Charlottesville attorney Charles L. “Buddy” Weber Jr. on Monday to represent the Ohio man accused of killing one and injuring 19 others by ramming his car into a crowd after a protest rally on Saturday. ...

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VSB’s Uston is president of NOBC

Kathleen M. “Katie” Uston, assistant bar counsel at the Virginia State Bar, is the new president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel. New officers, including Uston, took office Aug. 12. The NOBC is a non-profit organization of legal professionals ...

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Police response scrutinized after rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The Charlottesville police chief said he “absolutely” regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters. As the world watched pandemonium unfold live on television Saturday, officers ...

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Federal civil rights investigations target school systems

(AP) Federal investigations are looking into whether African-American students are discriminated against by Virginia school systems. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that as of April, the U.S. education department’s Civil Rights office opened probes into Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond schools. It’s unclear when ...

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Virginia Young Lawyers garner awards

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference won two first place awards for service projects at an American Bar Association program this month. The Virginia YLC was honored at the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division’s 2017 Awards of Achievement program in ...

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Anthem to stop selling individual plans in much of Virginia

NORFOLK (AP) A third insurance company said Friday that it will stop offering individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act next year in Virginia, citing in part the uncertainty in Washington as lawmakers debate the future of the ...

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