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Lost, then found

“Something that was lost has now been found,” said Henrico Circuit Judge Gary Hicks as he finalized the adoption of Nehemiah Christopher into Terrence and Bridget Allen’s family on July 16. Upon entering the courtroom, no one could have guessed ...

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Lost, then found

“Something that was lost has now been found,” said Henrico Circuit Judge Gary Hicks as he finalized the adoption of Nehemiah Christopher into Terrence and Bridget Allen’s family on July 16. Upon entering the courtroom, no one could have guessed ...

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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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Lindsay Lohan and legal scholarship at W&L

In the memorable 1998 flick, “The Parent Trap,” Lindsay Lohan starred as an innocent 12-year-old who embarks on a plot to make her parents fall in love again. However, Lindsay Lohan has greatly changed since 1998. Along with a new ...

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Clerk’s filing method draws criticism

Some lawyers say the clerk’s method of filing documents at Charlottesville Circuit Court makes searches difficult. Clerk Paul Garrett apparently has his office index matters beginning with the phrase “In re” if that’s how the document is titled, reports The ...

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Front Royal sued for $30 million

Two Northern Virginia businessmen and their fledgling solar energy business have filed a defamation lawsuit against the town of Front Royal and three of its leaders alleging they were defamed by allegations of bribery. The lawsuit by Donald Poe and ...

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Judges want a say in holiday display decision

It’s Christmas-in-July in Loudoun County where the supervisors again are planning to grab the third-rail issue of courthouse holiday displays. Before the leaders vote on public displays at the courthouse, however, Chief Circuit Judge Thomas Horne wants to let local ...

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Body at Grand Canyon ID’ed as Porter

A spokeswoman from the Grand Canyon National Park last night confirmed that the body retrieved on Monday has been positively identified as that of Kirby Porter, 50, of Mechanicsville. She reiterated that Sunday night the park’s communications center received a ...

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He’s baaack …

“Michael Scott” is vexatious and frivolous, as fans of the TV show “The Office” know. Now there is an official court document attesting to that fact. Or at least attesting to the fact that a Norfolk Circuit Court has found ...

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