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Gibney gets federal judgeship

The Senate confirmed John A. Gibney Jr. tonight for a U.S. District Court seat in Richmond. Gibney, a partner in the Richmond firm of ThompsonMcMullan, was recommended for the seat in September 2009 by Virginia’s Democratic Senators, Jim Webb and ...

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Hudson strikes down health care law

In a much-anticipated decision, a Richmond U.S. District judge has struck the mandatory insurance provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Describing “an individual’s personal decision to purchase – or decline to purchase – health insurance from a ...

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Playing the age-guessing game

Playing age-guessing games is just one of the ways to waste time online. Or maybe it should be a new investigative tool for law enforcement. It turns out that age, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. A case ...

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Four seek Eastern Shore judgeship

Three lawyers and a district court judge have expressed interest in a circuit court seat in Accomack County. Last month, the Eastern Shore Bar Association endorsed longtime Accomack attorney W. Revell Lewis III, according to the Eastern Shore News. Accomack ...

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Med mal cap bill filed

Del. Dave Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, has introduced House Bill 1459 to seal the deal that the Virginia Trial Lawyers and the Medical Society of Virginia reached to increase the cap on medical malpractice awards ...

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