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Election cuts number of attorneys in House (access required)

Dramatic gains by Democrats in elections for the Virginia House of Delegates may result in a net loss in the number of attorneys in the House. Two incumbent lawyer-legislators appear to have been defeated in House elections Tuesday, with only ...

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Voters favor incumbent prosecutors (access required)

Virginia voters largely returned elected prosecutors to office in contested elections Tuesday. Despite jabs from established political figures in Portsmouth, incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales was elected to a full term in office, The Virginian-Pilot reported. She defeated T.J. Wright ...

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Democrats come close to retaking Virginia House

(AP) Democrats nearly wiped out Republicans’ overwhelming majority on Election Day in the Virginia House of Delegates, with a handful of races that will decide control of the body remaining too close to call. By Wednesday morning, Democrats had picked ...

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Homicide victim was former federal prosecutor (access required)

A former federal prosecutor was the victim of a domestic homicide Nov. 4 in Chesterfield County, police said. Nicholas S. Altimari, 61, was found dead in his Midlothian driveway and his son, Frank Altimari, was charged with first-degree murder, a police ...

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Lawyer revoked for false statements after suspension (access required)

A Manassas lawyer has given up his Virginia law license, admitting that he continued to represent clients during a 21-month suspension that began last November. Christopher D. Parrott also acknowledged he falsely notified the bar he was no longer handling ...

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Baugh honored by NORML (access required)

Richmond criminal defense lawyer David Baugh is being honored by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Baugh, a member of the NORML Legal Committee, will be presented the group’s Al Horn award at its meeting in ...

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VSB pays $38K from client protection program (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund awarded $38,168.33 in reimbursements to former clients of 11 Virginia lawyers at a meeting Sept. 15. The CPF board approves awards to persons who suffer financial loss because of dishonest conduct by Virginia ...

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4th Circuit e-filing to be down Friday

An upgrade to the federal court e-filing system will take e-filing operations for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals off line from Thursday evening through the weekend, according to a court announcement. CM/ECF filing for the 4th Circuit will ...

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Race animus can support jury inquiry (access required)

A rule change by the Supreme Court of Virginia expands the list of circumstances that would justify a court inquiry into jury deliberations. In accordance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Virginia justices on Oct. 20 approved adding ...

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Ex-inmate sues sheriff, says he was jailed too long

(AP) A former Richmond jail inmate is suing the city’s outgoing sheriff, saying he was improperly detained for more than four months. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Darrell Goode’s lawsuit against Sheriff C.T. Woody seeks $2.35 million. Goode was arrested on charges of ...

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