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Lawyer blasts courthouse maintenance

A local courthouse can be the pride of a community, or it can depress the spirit when it’s in disrepair.  One Roanoke-area lawyer says poor conditions at the Roanoke City courthouse are doing more than dampening spirits – they’re instigating ...

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Sanctions motion too late, judge says

Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp said the county board of supervisors waited too long to ask for sanctions against a former board candidate. In a letter opinion and accompanying order last month, Hupp closed the case, declining to rule ...

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Discrimination suit filed against Williams Mullen

A former records manager for Williams Mullen has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and national origin and age discrimination. The complaint was filed earlier this month in federal court in Norfolk by Hanh Nguyen Allgood, a 53-year-old Vietnamese national, ...

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Western District proposes local rules for first time

The judges of the Western District of Virginia are inviting comments on the first-ever set of local rules proposed for federal courts in those parts. Among other things, the proposed rules would require attorneys’ fee requests to be filed within ...

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Reed Smith cuts first-year associate pay, rates and hours

Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, will cut by 20 percent the billings rates and annual salary of first-year associates in its 15 U.S. offices. The changes affect 51 attorneys who will ...

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Reed Smith cuts first-year associate pay, rates and hours

Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, will cut by 20 percent the billings rates and annual salary of first-year associates in its 15 U.S. offices. The changes affect 51 attorneys who will ...

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Mims to join Hunton and Williams

Virginia Attorney General William C. Mims will join Hunton & Williams LLP when he leaves office in January. Mims was named AG earlier this year when former Attorney General Bob McDonnell stepped down for a successful run for governor. Mims ...

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