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Snow causes court delays

The Supreme Court of Virginia is being hampered by the snow. Due to inclement weather, the administrative offices of the court will be opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, according to an announcement on the court’s website. The message advises ...

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Claimant not serious about job search

The Workers’ Compensation Commission got tough on a job-seeker this week, cutting off benefits for a route salesman it said had not looked hard enough for work. Delivery driver Dennis Nail was partially disabled due to injuries to his head, ...

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Judge vacates capital murder conviction

A Polaroid photograph that sat unnoticed for nearly 18 years in a Newport News police file may free a man serving a life sentence for murder. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer vacated the capital murder conviction of David W. ...

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Ex-prosecutor acquitted in public records case

A judge threw out a charge of fraudulent destruction of public records against former Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Jeffers Schmidt Jr. this month. General District Judge Robert Pustilnik granted Schmidt’s motion to strike the misdemeanor charge, ruling the prosecution ...

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Lawyer ads go mobile

Attorneys who cringe at bombastic lawyer television advertisements with video mayhem in the background – brace yourselves. The latest trend in lawyer self-promotion may signal another retreat for the dignity of the profession. Keep your eye peeled for lawyers’ rolling ...

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