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Prosecutor, newspaper reach deal on seized photos

A First Amendment battle between the Rockingham County commonwealth’s attorney and the James Madison University student newspaper reportedly has been resolved with the paper agreeing to turn over 20 images to law enforcement officials and the state paying the paper’s ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Washington lawyer sentenced for role in Va. drug ring

A lawyer licensed in both Washington, D.C., and New York has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to launder drug money in Virginia. Brian Malady was a crystal meth addict who agreed to hide tens of thousands ...

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U.Va. takes Cuccinelli to court over request for documents

The University of Virginia’s response to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for information about global warming research is a petition to set aside the “civil investigative demands” served on the school. The Washington Post reports the motion was filed ...

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VLW’s parent company gets name change

Dolan Media Company, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Media, announced today that it has received stockholder approval to change its corporate name to The Dolan Company. The Minneapolis-based company, a leading provider of professional services and business information to ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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Try again, judge tells media lawyers

News media lawyers who sued to unseal the court order blocking access to documents in the U.Va. lacrosse killing investigation took the wrong tack with a writ of mandamus directed to the court clerk. That was the ruling today from ...

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Tattoo artist was ‘independent contractor’

Tattoos may have gone mainstream, but if you’ve seen “Miami Ink” or “LA Ink” on cable, you know that tattoo artists remain untamed. The Virginia Court of Appeals acknowledged as much today, when it said a tattoo artist was an ...

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