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He’s baaack …

“Michael Scott” is vexatious and frivolous, as fans of the TV show “The Office” know. Now there is an official court document attesting to that fact. Or at least attesting to the fact that a Norfolk Circuit Court has found ...

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The latest on Melendez-Diaz

A couple of new developments on the Melendez-Diaz front have appeared this week. A Norfolk Circuit Court has ruled on defense lawyer Andrew Sacks’ Melendez-Diaz challenge to Va. Code § 19.2-187.02, the Virginia statute that lets in a hospital blood ...

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Buniva joins Eckert Seamans

The Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has attracted another prominent partner from the Richmond office of LeClairRyan. Brian L. Buniva joined Eckert Seamans environmental and litigations practices yesterday. Buniva is a member of Virginia State Bar ...

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Cohabiting couple can’t partition home

Kathryn Steenburgh and Glen Weaver bought a house together in 2000. Steenburgh made a down payment of $42,000, and Weaver paid the mortgage and casualty insurance. The couple had a child together. But 10 years later, the thrill was gone. ...

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New chief judge for 23rd Circuit

The judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia unanimously elected William D. Broadhurst as chief judge. His two-year term began July 1. Judge Broadhurst succeeds Charles N. Dorsey as chief judge of the circuit, which includes the City of ...

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