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Gustafson is new LeClair CEO (access required)

The Richmond-based firm of LeClairRyan has named C. Erik Gustafson of Alexandria to succeed David Freinberg as chief executive officer. Gustafson was the leader of the firm’s litigation section and previously served as head of the firm’s Alexandria office. His elevation ...

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House leaders reject impeachment for judge (access required)

Leaders of the Virginia House of Delegates say the alleged misbehavior of a Richmond-area judge does not warrant impeachment proceedings and the judge’s limited court schedule may soon be expanded. Three Republican lawyer-legislators met Tuesday with the attorney who represented ...

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Court appoints judges for VW motions (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has named three circuit judges to guide the possible consolidation of Volkswagen “cheating diesel” cases in state courts. Volkswagen’s U.S. subsidiary hopes to transfer current and future state court cases arising from the company’s dirty ...

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Pleas expected in slayings of 2 students

(AP) A former hospital worker is expected to plead guilty in the high-profile slayings of two college students in Virginia, a prosecutor said Monday. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci announced the plea agreements in Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr.’s cases ...

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Judge apologizes for behavior (access required)

A Richmond-area general district judge reportedly wrote four letters of apology to clerks in the courts he served, saying he was “truly sorry” for “offensive conduct and statements.” Judge Robert B. Beasley Jr. is now sitting in only two of ...

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Bar approves diversity funding (access required)

Leaders of the Virginia State Bar resoundingly approved using bar dues to pay for programs of the VSB Diversity Conference Saturday, rejecting concerns about the appearance of coerced funding of political advocacy. The Feb. 27 recommendation of the VSB Council ...

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Lynch praises new US Attorney

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Attorney General Loretta Lynch is praising the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia as one of the Justice Department’s most versatile lawyers. Lynch spoke Friday at the installation ceremony in Alexandria for U.S. Attorney Dana ...

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Attorney arrested on stolen check charge (access required)

A Winchester lawyer has been arrested for allegedly stealing and depositing three checks from the father of her child. Media reports and court records say Shelly R. Collette was arrested Wednesday for larceny of checks valued at greater than $200. ...

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