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Lawsuit describes brutal jail stay

A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...

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McCullough to be sworn in this month

(AP) Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen McCullough will be sworn in as a justice of the state Supreme Court later this month. McCullough’s investiture will be held in Richmond on May 23 at 3 p.m. Virginia lawmakers voted in ...

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Hoffman named to Newport News judgeship

Circuit judges have selected Newport News attorney Matthew W. Hoffman to fill a general district bench vacancy. The interim appointment to replace Judge Richard C. Kerns lasts until the next General Assembly session. The Daily Press reports the Assembly left ...

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Roanoke Bar honors two

The Roanoke Bar Association recognized two attorneys at the organization’s annual Law Day Celebration May 2. S. D. Roberts Moore was presented with the 2016 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an ...

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