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Wise County judge no longer hearing cases

Wise County Circuit Judge Joseph R. Carico will not be sitting on the bench until further notice, according to his two colleagues in the 30th Circuit. Earlier this month, Judges John C. Kilgore and Tammy S. McElyea told attorneys that ...

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Episcopal property dispute heads back to circuit court

The Supreme Court of Virginia today reverses and remands the finding that breakaway Episcopal congregations in Northern Virginia can keep their church property against claims by the established church organization. The Supreme Court rules that a Civil War-era Virginia statute ...

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Rotunda-GMU case settled

Former George Mason University law professor Kyndra Rotunda has settled the remaining claims in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the school and her former supervisor, Prof. Joseph Zengerle, reports the ABA Journal. Alexandria U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema dismissed most ...

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Three lawyers swim across mouth of Potomac

  UPDATE: We ommitted another Richmond lawyer who completed the Potomac swim. Courtney Motes Paulk, a construction litigator, also participated in the event. Swimming season is officially here now that we’re past Memorial Day, but 7.5 miles? That’s what Richmond lawyers ...

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Court approves funding for replacement judges

The Supreme Court of Virginia will set aside $432,000 to pay for judges to fill vacancies created by state budget cuts. Beginning July 1, state officials will provide this funding to Virginia’s 18 district and circuit court systems affected by ...

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