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Ex-college wrestler suing after concussions

NORFOLK (AP) A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment. ...

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Lawyer convicted of murder surrenders law license (access required)

A former Blacksburg lawyer who pleaded no contest to the murder of his mother has consented to revocation of his law license. William H. Yongue IV killed his mother in 2014 to prevent her from reporting his theft of $200,000 ...

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State agency won’t act on ‘Scalia’ name change

McLEAN (AP) George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter. The school announced plans to rename ...

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Virginia spends big on private attorneys for state officials

(AP) Virginia spent hundreds of dollars an hour for private attorneys for state officials, according to an annual report from the attorney general’s office. Last year, the state spent $14.8 million on outside attorneys for government officials, the Daily Press ...

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AG office: GMU name change does not need state approval

McLEAN (AP) George Mason University does not need state approval to name its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, according to Virginia’s attorney general’s office. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, or SCHEV, had been ...

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Judgment will stand against former prosecutor (access required)

A Culpeper County employee who sued the county commonwealth’s attorney for assault and battery will get to keep his $1,500 judgment against the former official. A circuit judge’s decision Monday resolved a procedural dispute over the handling of appeals from ...

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Complex fraud scheme netted $1.4M

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold. Myrick Clift Beasley pleaded guilty to mail fraud ...

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Former Navy instructor walks out of hearing

QUANTICO (AP) A former Naval Academy instructor facing a possible court-martial after a newspaper uncovered new evidence related to his convictions for indecent acts with female midshipmen walked out of his own preliminary hearing Friday. Kevin McDermott, the civilian lawyer ...

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Lawyers struggle with deadlines in utilities case (access required)

With electronic filing, missing a deadline can be a matter of seconds. A lawyer for the former chief financial officer of the scandal-plagued Bristol utilities agency is asking for forgiveness for a one-minute delay in filing post-trial pleadings. Motions for ...

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