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Kenney named U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Brian F. Kenney will be the new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Alexandria. The judges of the 4th U.C. Circuit Court of Appeals tapped Kenney for the pending vacancy created when Judge Stephen S. Mitchell announced he will retire from the ...

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Packing heat in the house of God

“Personal safety” is a sufficient reason for carrying a gun to church, according to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. While a long standing Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor to bring a gun to a “place of worship” during a ...

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Russ Palmore dies

Russell V. Palmore Jr., a Richmond lawyer and chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, died April 7 following surgery for cataracts. He was 64. Mr. Palmore was an associate and partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and its predecessor Mays ...

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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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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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