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When to name a number

Virginia p.i. lawyers have some leeway on when to name a number to a jury. Some lawyers like to name a dollar figure during voir dire, testing potential jurors for sticker shock over a high-dollar ad damnum. Newport News lawyer ...

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Government rests in Okun fraud trial

The prosecution has finished its case-in-chief against alleged investment scammer Ed Okun. The key witness in the case, a former manager of an exchange company purchased by Okun, testified she hid up to $18 million of client money to prevent ...

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Attorney cleared of threat claim

A Louisa County lawyer accused of threatening a witness will not face any criminal charge. The sheriff’s department told the Richmond Times-Dispatch it found no evidence to support the witness’ claim that lawyer John Maus solicited perjury from a family ...

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DNA project bears more fruit

Two more old criminal cases are being scrutinized after DNA tests suggest the possibility of wrongful convictions. In 2005, after biological evidence cleared five men in decades-old rape convictions, then-Gov. Mark R. Warner ordered that DNA testing be conducted on ...

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