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Habeeb to run for Griffith’s seat

Republicans have wasted little time throwing hats into rings after GOP state legislators were elected to Congress last week. Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb announces today he will run for the House of Delegates seat to be vacated by Rep.-elect Morgan ...

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What if your jury’s quarantined?

Just in time for flu season, the Supreme Court of Virginia has released its “Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Court System.” It’s a 314-page prescription for dealing with an outbreak of infectious disease that could threaten the orderly operation ...

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Settlement sealed for two years

A federal judge who balked at a request to seal a settlement has decided the parties have good cause, after all, to keep it confidential, at least for a while. In late September, Abingdon U.S. District Judge James P. Jones ...

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LGA riders in the wind

The weather was cool but the fall colors were at their peak as a gaggle of local government attorneys hit the streets of Roanoke Friday for a motorcycle tour of the Piedmont. The motorcycle tour was organized by Fredericksburg city ...

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‘Flaming bartenders’ avoid conviction

A Fairfax County judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against two bartenders who once faced felony counts for their “fire breathing” trick at a Herndon tavern. The Fairfax County fire marshall arrested the pair in July after witnessing them perform the “flaming ...

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Too young to be sued?

Although the age at which a child becomes capable of negligence was brought into question, a N.Y. judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a 4-year-old. According to The New York Times, 4-year-old Juliet was racing her bicycle ...

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