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Norfolk jury convicts Somalis of piracy

A federal jury in Norfolk convicted five men from Somalia today of piracy and several other related accounts stemming from an attack on a U.S. Navy warship that the defendants thought was a merchant vessel. It is believed to be ...

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Medicare reporting enforcement delayed for a year

Insurance companies and lawyers fearful of unexpected Medicare demands for repayment for personal injury claims have another year to breathe easier. Enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer reporting rules has been delayed to Jan 1, 2012, the Department of Health ...

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Medicare reporting enforcement delayed for a year

Insurance companies and lawyers fearful of unexpected Medicare demands for repayment for personal injury claims have another year to breathe easier. Enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer reporting rules has been delayed to Jan 1, 2012, the Department of Health ...

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Feds move to ban ‘Spice’

The DEA is not waiting for the legislative process to take action against synthetic marijuana. While legislators in Virginia and around the country have been drafting bills to ban the chemical pot, sold legally under names like “Spice” and “K-2,” ...

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Feds move to ban ‘Spice’

The DEA is not waiting for the legislative process to take action against synthetic marijuana. While legislators in Virginia and around the country have been drafting bills to ban the chemical pot, sold legally under names like “Spice” and “K-2,” ...

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Culpeper lawyer donates hundreds of pies

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for Monica Chernin. For the past three years, the Culpeper attorney has collected hundreds of pies to hand out to less-fortunate residents as part of the annual Thanksgiving Food Basket, reports the Culpeper Star-Exponent. This past ...

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Boyfriend has porn conviction for ‘sexted’ photos

A teenage girl may have had something else in mind when she sent sexy photos to her boyfriend’s cell phone. Now he has a record for possession of child pornography. Donald Kellison, who was 21 years old when he got ...

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Boyfriend has porn conviction for ‘sexted’ photos

A teenage girl may have had something else in mind when she sent sexy photos to her boyfriend’s cell phone. Now he has a record for possession of child pornography. Donald Kellison, who was 21 years old when he got ...

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‘Hot tub’ lawyer sanctioned by federal judge

A lawyer trying to locate evidence to bolster his lending fraud case stepped over the line when he met with a witness that he knew was represented by counsel in a related matter, a federal judge has ruled. The evidence ...

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