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McDonnell indictment sparks exchange in Senate (access required)

Two state Senators traded jabs on the Senate floor Wednesday over whether the General Assembly bears blame for the public corruption charges leveled against former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, said the McDonnell indictment represents an “institutional failure” ...

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Weather snarls courts

Snow has put a crimp in court schedules around the state. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s administrative offices will open at 10:30 Wednesday morning because of inclement weather, the court reported on its website. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Law firm settles case against Trump companies

A Richmond law firm that crossed swords with Donald Trump’s lawyers says it has resolved the protracted federal court dispute involving unpaid fees and alleged defamation. The firm of Cook, Heyward, Lee, Hopper & Feehan PC was hired to represent ...

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Quinan to lead Christian & Barton

Business lawyer Michael J. Quinan has been elected managing partner of Richmond’s Christian & Barton, L.L.P.  He succeeds J. Edward Betts, who held the position for 23 years, the firm said. Joining Christian & Barton in 2004, Quinan has served ...

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Herring fires McDonnell special counsel

Virginia’s new attorney general has terminated the appointments of two private law firms hired to represent former Gov. Bob McDonnell in his official capacity and members of his office. McDonnell still has privately retained attorneys for representation in connection with ...

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Bill to shift judge allocations advances (access required)

Legislation to adjust the number and locations of judges in Virginia has moved to the House Appropriations committee, to get the dollar figures necessary for ultimate passage. The House Courts of Justice Committee’s civil law subsection took a quick vote ...

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