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Landowner in takings case wants judge to take another look

The Roanoke landowner whose property was condemned, presumably for expansion of a privately-owned medical complex, is asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling in the case. After Roanoke Circuit Judge William Broadhurst ruled against the owner last month, word ...

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Who shot Todd Sanders? No answer yet

Ten months after someone shot and injured Leesburg lawyer Todd Sanders as he worked late in his office, police say they’re still looking for the assailant. A spokesman for the Leesburg police department said the investigation of the February incident ...

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Lottery lawsuit still pending

The judge may have squashed the ambitious plan to turn one man’s state lottery lawsuit into a class action, but a claim of unfair scratcher games remains pending in Richmond Circuit Court, reports the plaintiff’s lawyer. John Fishwick said discovery ...

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4th Circuit revives two discrimination suits

It’s “Happy Holidays” for a couple of employment discrimination plaintiffs whose cases were revived by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in recent days. A former Unisys Corporation employee said the trial court was too quick to pull the ...

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Oh, the irony…

We learn today that the expensive-looking “Patek Philippe” watch surrendered last week by White House party crasher Tareq Salahi to cover a judgment for lawn care fees was just a fake. The Northern Virginia Daily reports the appraisal came back ...

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VT suicide lawsuit seeks $43 million

Today’s VLW Daily Alert noted a lawsuit faulting Virginia Tech officials for their response to threats of suicide from a student who ended up taking his own life two years ago. From The Roanoke Times , we now learn the ...

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‘BlackBerry’ malpractice coverage claim back in Virginia

A legal malpractice matter arising out of the multi-million dollar BlackBerry settlement is back in Virginia federal court. An Alexandria district court dismissed the dispute that arose when Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company denied coverage to the Arlington patent law ...

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At U.Va., trial advocacy triumphs where football falls short

A trial advocacy team from the University of Virginia has accomplished what the school’s football team could not .  It defeated William & Mary. U.Va. here duly notes the fine achievement of its four-member mock trial team in taking the ...

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