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Winchester lawyer suspended; receiver appointed

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has summarily suspended the license of Winchester lawyer Gary Lance Smith on impairment grounds. In its order entered Tuesday, the board said Smith suffers from diabetes, “the complications of which prevent him from practicing ...

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Governor names Davis, Pickett to head military commission

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Tom Davis and Owen Pickett, both lawyers former members of Congress, will be co-chairmen of his Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. McDonnell said he decided to establish commission in response to a ...

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Piracy charges thrown overboard

A Norfolk federal judge has dismissed piracy charges against a band of Somalis accused of trying to board and rob a U.S. Navy ship. The defense attack on the piracy counts called for interpretation of a U.S. statute that had ...

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$19.3 million IP verdict affirmed

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer affirmed yesterday a $19.3 million intellectual property verdict for the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system. The lawsuit pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, and Humanscale Corp., the ...

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$19.3 million IP verdict affirmed

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer affirmed yesterday a $19.3 million intellectual property verdict for the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system. The lawsuit pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, and Humanscale Corp., the ...

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McDonnell appoints healthcare study panel

While cheering on Virginia’s lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s healthcare reforms, Gov. Bob McDonnell says he wants to explore ways to make healthcare affordable “in an economically responsible manner.” To that end, McDonnell today announced the 24 members of ...

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SCC adds e-filing for corporate annual reports

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has taken another incremental step in its efforts to improve Internet accessibility for its database of more than 400,000 registered business entities. Corporations now can file their annual reports and pay annual registration fees online, according ...

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McDonnell taps two deputies

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two deputy counselors. J. Randall Minchew, a prominent Loudoun County land use lawyer, will be deputy counselor and advisor to the governor. Minchew has been managing partner at the Leesburg office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubely, ...

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