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Judge says no to ‘confidential’ settlement

Abingdon U.S. District Court Judge James Jones yesterday refused to approve two settlement agreements in an overtime pay case because the parties insisted on confidentiality. Cynthia Murphy and Teresa Hale worked for Dollar General Stores. They sued Dolgencorp Inc., alleging ...

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Wise County judge resigns

Wise County Circuit Judge Joseph R. Carico resigned last Thursday, according to a Supreme Court of Virginia spokeswoman. His two colleagues on the 30th Circuit bench announced in early June that Carico would not be hearing cases until further notice, ...

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Judges informed of the costs of punishment

Judges in Missouri now have access to details of the public cost as they weigh prison time versus probation. The state’s sentencing advisory commission began this practice last month, according to The New York Times. Proponents hope that this cost ...

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