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Lawsuit is latest woe for Seth Greenberg

The Virginia Tech basketball coach has more to worry about than his team’s snub by the NCAA. A $2.5-million lawsuit filed last month names Greenberg and his “Seth Greenberg Basketball Camp” at Virginia Tech. The suit claims 15-year-old Austin Schuler ...

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VLW honored at Virginia Press Association awards

NORFOLK–Virginia Lawyers Weekly won first place for feature story writing at the 2010 Virginia Press Association news, editorial and photo awards, announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual meeting in Norfolk. The winning piece was “A Veterans Day Story,” written ...

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Federal courts could stay open for two weeks

Federal courts would keep running more or less as normal for up to two weeks if the government shuts down tonight, according to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Non-appropriated fees would last for that period of time, but the ...

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Suspect faced by feds with Facebook

White-collar defense lawyer Patrick O’Donnell used a war story to warm up the crowd yesterday at the Norfolk-Portsmouth annual bench-bar conference. During a discussion of e-discovery with a panel of state and federal judges, several jurists showed they work to ...

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No ‘caveat emptor’ for law school

The dean of one of Virginia’s eight law schools has rejected the idea that law school recruiting materials need to carry a disclaimer about job prospects. “We are going through the worst legal job market in anyone’s memory,” William & ...

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Judge cuts $25-million verdict down to $2 million

Portsmouth Circuit Judge James Hawks called the verdict for a merchant seaman “appallingly excessive.” The verdict – for $20 million compensatory damages and $5 million in punitives – was among the largest ever reported in Virginia, but the defendant shipping ...

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Reyna confirmed as Federal Appeals Court judge

Jimmie V. Reyna, a partner in the Washington office of Williams Mullen, has been unanimously voted in by the United States Senate as Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Reyna led the firm’s international ...

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