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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates. On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott. Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Noise issue still under review

Localities around Virginia are working to revise noise ordinances in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia that a Virginia Beach noise ordinance based on a “reasonable person” standard is unconstitutionally vague. The Virginia Beach law ...

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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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