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Fee cap waiver money has run out

Virginia’s court-appointed lawyers are working strictly on the straight fee plan until July 1, according to an April 13 memo from Supreme Court Executive Secretary Karl Hade. The $4.2 million allocated for fee cap waivers for FY2010 has run dry, ...

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Inverse condemnation case clears early hurdle

A Wythe County man whose property may set some kind of record for condemnation actions has won an early skirmish in his battle to extract more compensation from the state Department of Transportation. Wythe County Circuit Judge Joey Showalter denied ...

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Who to sue? Who’s doing the suing?

Today’s crop of 18 opinions from the Supreme Court of Virginia brings additional evidence that lawyers still struggle to follow the rules about proper parties in civil actions. In Johnson v. Hart, the beneficiary of a will was dissatisfied with ...

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Gibney gets nomination

President Barack Obama nominated Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. today for a U.S. District Court vacancy in Richmond. Virginia’s U.S. senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner, had recommended Gibney for the post and hailed the nomination. It has been ...

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Urbanski gets nod from Roanoke bar

The Roanoke Bar Association today voted to recommend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon took senior status in February. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...

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