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Edwards makes plea for judgeships

Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, took to the Senate floor today to warn about that proposal to freeze judicial appointments in order to balance the budget. “This short-sighted part of the House budget could do serious damage to the judicial system ...

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Judicial evaluations rated high in Roanoke

To hear Roanoke-area  circuit judges talking, the state’s moribund judicial performance evaluation program deserves another chance. As we reported in December, some key legislators have indicated they would welcome revival of the JPE project, where anonymous comments about judges were ...

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Bubba and his mama

Arkansas lawyer David Couch used to make a living defending nursing homes. Till he switched sides and started suing them. He was in Richmond Feb. 26 to talk to the VTLA’s Long-Term Care Litigation Section on such topics as proving ...

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Who you gonna call?

When disputes arise at depositions, as they often do, lawyers will threaten to get the judge on the line to decide who’s right and who’s wrong. A discussion at last week’s bench-bar conference in Roanoke made one thing clear – ...

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Panel backs reelection of Judge Alexander

A House committee has approved the election of Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander to a third eight-year term on the bench. Alexander came under scrutiny by the panel for his handling of a special grand jury that looked into management ...

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School boards get coverage for special ed lawsuits

Virginia public school officials score a win at the Supreme Court of Virginia today with a decision that the state’s insurance plan for school systems must cover school districts for lawsuits under the federal special education law. The ruling means ...

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Governments have immunity under Va. whistleblower law

A county employee who reported misdeeds by his supervisor – and was promptly fired – cannot sue for retaliation under the Virginia whistleblower law because the county is protected by sovereign immunity, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. There ...

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