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Kenney tapped as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Tysons Corner lawyer Brian F. Kenney has been named to a pending opening on the federal bankruptcy bench in Alexandria. He will succeed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell, who was named to the court in 1994 and who will ...

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Lawyers, families enjoy night at the ballpark

While the eastern part of the state was  battening down in the face of the hurricane, members of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association and their families took  in a de facto double header with the Salem Red Sox Friday night. ...

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Lawyer ‘ineffective’ on appeal right

Talking with a convicted client’s kinfolk does not satisfy a criminal defense lawyer’s duty to consult about a possible appeal. Although a trial court signed off on the lawyer’s efforts, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower ...

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Mortgage ‘rescue’ crackdown continues

Troubles abound for those accused of trying to make a quick buck off the foreclosure crisis. Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli has announced a third settlement with a company that allegedly charged illegal advance fees for “foreclosure rescue” services. A Virginia ...

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‘Taki’ allegations fail to impress judge

A former punk rock musician from Charlottesville who threw the kitchen sink into his defamation lawsuit against an international society writer has his case washed down the drain by a federal judge. Jason Jackson used 91 pages to lay out ...

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Louisa courthouse survives earthquake

Encased in scaffolding for its latest round of roof repairs, the 106-year-old Louisa County courthouse came through Tuesday’s earthquake with no significant damage, reports circuit court Clerk Susan Hopkins. Other than some plaster cracks in the courtroom, “everything here is ...

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Lawyers across Virginia react to earthquake

There was whole lot of shakin’ going on in law offices around Virginia at 1:51 p.m. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit then and sent some lawyers and staff scurrying from their offices into the street in many locations. Most apparently ...

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Lawyers across Virginia react to earthquake

There was whole lot of shakin’ going on in law offices around Virginia at 1:51 p.m. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit then and sent some lawyers and staff scurrying from their offices into the street in many locations. Most apparently ...

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