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Mattox, former Richmond city attorney, dies

Former Richmond city attorney Conard B. Mattox Jr. died Saturday. He was 85. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mr. Mattox spent five years as a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in World War II. Afterwards, he earned bachelor’s and master’s and law ...

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Troutman Sanders completes merger

The Atlanta-based firm of Troutman Sanders LLP today announced it completed its merger with Chicago-based Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP on Jan. 2. The combination gives Troutman offices on the West Coast and in Chicago.  The merger also doubles the ...

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Fishwick drops out of AG race

Roanoke attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. today announced he will not run for the Democratic nomination for Virginia Attorney General. In a news release, Fishwick said “I have concluded that for now my role should remain in the aggressive private ...

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U.S. Chief Justice asks for judicial pay raises

Another year-end report on the federal judiciary from U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., another request for more money for judges. Roberts notes that Congress came close last year to restoring cost-of-living salary adjustments that judges have not received ...

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Nightclubs on defensive under ABC rules

One win, one loss this week for Tidewater area nightclubs struggling to stay open in the face of enforcement action. In Virginia Beach, where the city took the Encore Lounge to court over a pattern of violence, Circuit Judge Patricia ...

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Budget cuts expected to hit hard for NoVa schools

Dropping tax receipts and the governor’s proposed cuts could cost Northern Virginia school systems tens of millions of dollars. The Washington Post reports that, beginning in July, Fairfax County schools could receive $48 million less than the system had been ...

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