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Danville clerk cleared in stalking case

A judge has dismissed the stalking charge against Danville Circuit Court Clerk Gerald Gibson. Gibson submitted an accord and satisfaction, a document indicating the accused has paid for damages and the complainant agrees that the matter can be dismissed.  The ...

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Homeowners discover driveway is not theirs

A Spotsylvania County couple is weighing their legal options after finding out the driveway they thought they owned belongs to their next-door neighbor. Maggie and Thomas Smith discovered the original surveyor’s mistake when they rehired the surveying company to mark ...

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Good news for appellants

If you’re asking the Court of Appeals to consider an issue of first impression, your appeal won’t be kicked under Rule 5A:20 for failing to cite precedent directly on point. Duh, you say. But it’s more complicated than you might ...

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DNA notification training dates set

The Virginia State Bar has posted a schedule of training sessions for lawyers planning to help in a pro bono effort to notify convicts about the discovery of DNA evidence related to their charges. The first session is Wednesday, Sept. ...

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DNA notification training dates set

The Virginia State Bar has posted a schedule of training sessions for lawyers planning to help in a pro bono effort to notify convicts about the discovery of DNA evidence related to their charges. The first session is Wednesday, Sept. ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Discovery documents released in Tech shooting cases

Interrogatory answers from the clinical psychologist who accidentally removed Seung-Hui Cho’s mental health records from the Virginia Tech counseling center have been released by his attorney. The discovery information from Robert Miller is posted online by The Roanoke Times .  ...

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ACLU will defend blogger

A blogger arrested for posting a police officer’s address will get some help from the ACLU of Virginia. The group says it will defend Elisha Strom, a Bedford County woman who is charged under a state law that makes it ...

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