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Med mal cap decision is down to the wire

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is keeping lobbyists and lawmakers waiting to see if he will sign or veto legislation to increase the cap on medical malpractice recoveries. The deadline for gubernatorial action on bills from the 2011 General Assembly is ...

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Fauquier County courthouse stars in Hoover movie

There was a crowded scene outside the courthouse in Warrenton Monday, but it wasn’t a civil uprising. It was just Clint Eastwood directing a movie about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The town of Warrenton apparently played the role ...

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5th Food Frenzy to begin April 4

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is traveling around the state drumming up support for the fifth annual Legal Food Frenzy, the competition among state law firms designed to fill the coffers of local food banks. The contest will run this ...

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Law firm falls victim to crooked bookkeeper, police say

An ex-employee of a Virginia Beach law firm allegedly stole $320,000 over 14 months. Diana Farmer-Forston, a former bookkeeper at Bennett and Zydron, has been charged with 16 counts of forgery and money laundering, reports WAVY-TV. She is currently behind ...

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A little CLE with your target practice?

Bar associations are always looking for fresh ideas to serve up CLE to lawyers hungry for credit hours. Here’s one: Spend a day, get an hour and a half of CLE credit and a concealed-carry permit under South Carolina law. ...

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Governor approves familial DNA testing

The Virginia Department Forensic Science will begin providing familial DNA searches for state law enforcement agencies, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today. The agency has a database of more than 330,000 profiles that can be tested against DNA material from crime ...

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