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Norfolk court rules on ‘legal notice’ issue

A newspaper that wants to publish legal notices does not need a court order, a Norfolk Circuit Court ruled today in In Re: Dow Jones & Co. Newspapers that meet the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) may publish legal ...

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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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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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