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Judge Friedman to take senior status later this year

U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Friedman of Norfolk will take senior status Nov. 30, The Virginian-Pilot is reporting. Friedman has been on the federal bench since 1997. He was a Virginia Beach circuit judge when President Clinton tapped him for ...

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Two top VT officials remain in shootings lawsuit

Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and former Executive Vice-President James Hyatt remain as defendants in the two lawsuits filed by families of students killed in the 2007 shootings at the school. Also remaining in the case are the former head ...

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Former state Sen. George Warren dies

Former state Sen. George M. Warren Jr., a prominent trial lawyer and prosecutor, has died at age 87, reports the Bristol Herald Courier . Sen. Warren served in the Virginia Senate from 1963 to 1975.  He was Bristol Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Hair habit comes home to roost

Famed New Orleans restaurateur Al Copeland left a legacy of litigation stemming from his hair enhancements when he died last March. As reported by sister publication New Orleans City Business , Copeland’s estate is being sued for $126,000 for charges ...

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James to be chief deputy AG

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli has named Williams Mullen partner and former federal prosecutor Chuck James to be chief deputy attorney general and McGuireWoods partner E. Duncan Getchell Jr. to be solicitor general. James is the son of Kay Cole James, ...

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Lawyer’s husband accused of cocaine possession

The husband of a Hampton lawyer often mentioned as a judicial candidate has been arrested on drug possession charges, according to the Daily Press . William Carson Thomas, 51, husband of Kathy Gear Owens, is accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana ...

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Kilgore to move to McGuireWoods

Former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, now a lobbyist, is changing jobs, heading to the Richmond office of McGuireWoods LLP. Kilgore joined the Richmond office of Williams Mullen in 2005, after his unsuccesssful campaign for governor. He has headed that ...

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